Accused of being verbose and sometimes superfluous in my writing, I've become a little timid while writing descriptions of my characters and settings.
Now I've come to realize that moderation is required in order to make my story come off as effective and interesting.
I'm working on a new story, and for once I'm confused whether to take the paranormal route (the genre I'm excited and interested in) or take the mystery route- a genre I've only recently begun experimenting with.
Both have their own challenges. Except, in a mystery I have to be careful about facts whereas in paranormal, I can flex and distort facts to the advantage of my story.
I suppose in this case, I'll let the story take me forward and see what it wants to say to me rather than what I want it to say.