I'm sure I'm not the only one who has been/is in the situation where writing almost becomes depressing. I try so hard to incorporate all the aspects of a great story into my writing but I need some advice. I'm doing what seems to be a "must" and have introduced the main characters, the antagonists, the character flaws, and the problem but I'm having trouble putting action into my story and making it flow. My last story was so action packed I was afraid anyone who read it would get tired because there was no let down; my current work is all plot development but no action and it worries me. Secondly, I always put WAYY too much detail into it. I'm the kind of writer who describes every gulp of water, the texture of dirty glass and I am trying to moderate that by taking transitions into my drafts. For example instead of transitioning between scenes with the details of the car ride or the emotions she may have felt between two locations I would say, perhaps a quote or a detail from the next location and try to specify "when she arrived" or something of the sort. I hope this makes sense and would appreciate any advice.