How to write your book step 200
Building your world.
It’s excellent to do your research for your novel. If you are writing a book with true facts or places, then you have to be sure of what you are talking about. If you are creating a world and a universe of your own, then you have to be sure about the details. Do your research, but don’t forget to keep your story alive within it. World building is great, you can have all the details of a perfect setting, but it won’t be much of a book without the story. Don’t bury your story in too many facts and details, but don’t ignore them either. Find balance.
Your setting without your story is a pretty picture. Your story without your setting is incomplete.
Write your book, and don’t forget that you have plenty of time to edit later, which is where you can add forgotten details or descriptions. World building is important, but the bones of your story need to be independently strong.
You’ve got this.