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Impromptu in C minor, how to actually finish it?

So I feel very creative in the key of C minor. For something like an impromptu or a symphony, that is great. But at the same time C minor feels intimidating. C minor, out of all the keys is where my music tends to go all Beethoven. In other words, I tend to have sudden dynamic changes, sudden tempo changes, every aspect of Beethoven's style in my C minor pieces. And this makes me nervous that if I finish a piece in C minor, there is going to be someone comparing me to Beethoven in a not so great way. At the same time though, I also get the feeling that I just don't know when to stop.

No matter how many cadences I have or how many measures I have written, I seriously don't know where to stop in a C minor piece. There are so many things I can do in C minor that I typically don't do in any other key. For example having bVII going to I, in the case of C minor that would be Bb going to Cm. I also feel like the Bb note is critical for the minor feeling of C minor. Without it, it feels too much like C major for me to think of it as really being C minor and I instead think of it as a transition to C major.

So how can I overcome this nervousness related to Beethoven's style showing up in my C minor pieces and how can I actually finish a piece when it feels like so much more could be done in the key of C minor? 

Goodbye - "Hachi: A Dog's tale" (FEEDBACK) ; Piano & String Orchestra

Heyo!
Have any of you seen the movie "Hachi: A Dog's tale"?
Well, I've taken the liberty to transcribe (or do the best I could) the main theme called "Goodbye". The movie is very emotional and part of that is because of the music, composed by Jan A.P Kaczmarek.
I could not find any sheet music (besides some for piano, which was sort of inaccurate anyway) so I decided to transcribe it myself.

I'd love feedback though! Thanks in advance!

Here it is:
https://musescore.com/user/9544131/scores/5417297