Is my story going to fast?

by Katie b
(md)

Question: My story is getting good but I wonder if I'm taking it too fast. For example I have just begun chapter 4 and I have 7,761 words and I've already got the character acquainted well with the other characters and I'm beginning the rising action.


Answer: It's impossible to say at this point. If you feel good about how the story is going, then I suggest you keep writing until you finish a draft.

During the revision process you can decide if certain sections need to be fleshed out more or if you have certain themes or events that need to be inserted into the first act in order to make sense of what comes later.

But the basic rule is: if the writing process is working, don't try to fix it.

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