Do you guys find yourself having the problem where you start writing something and you get stuck more in exposition/world-building/other scenes than actual plot? I find myself having my story running away on its own, and I'm struggling to pull the reins back. I'm trying to find a good balance, but it's tough. Also, I find that the more significant characters there are in a scene, the more out of hand everything becomes as they all have their unique personality and want to say their own stuff. I try to do the whole outlining thing where I want a story to go but end up finding myself staying too long on a single bullet point... At the end of the day, I find myself wanting to explain everything about my world to the reader, but at the same time wishing they already knew everything, so I can just tell them the important bits (the plot). What do you guys do? Do you find that you go with the flow and hope everything works out or do you have to consciously discipline yourself? Am I just trying too hard? It feels like I'm doing something wrong.