Anonymous asked:I have trouble with over-complicating plots. I go straight from 'this is kind of boring, I need to add something...' to 'how am I going to put this all in one story?'. For example, the story I'm working on right now, it's meant to me a romance story of a girl who moved in next to a mobster, and now I have dealing with her job, her getting caught up in his "job" and her exbf wanting to get back together. I'm worried I'm heading towards the 'too much going on' territory already.
That doesn’t sound too bad, but I think I’d avoid bringing in any other elements. One thing you can try is listing out all the sub-plots and see which ones relate back to the main plot the best. Then just eliminate the ones that don’t work as well. :)