Hi All, I have a problem. I've been writing, on and off, since I was a child, and I've always loved it. A couple of years ago, I had some personal stuff which got in the way, so although I still wrote, I wrote much less. Still, I managed to get 2 short stories down, and I have recently sent those off to some online magazines in the hope they will like them. I made the decisiona bout that time that I would try and get back into writing regularly, and so I made a promise to myself that I would sit down every evening and write one page. I thought that would be a fairlt easy start - I used to write a few pages at a time and not even think about it. Only now, it's really, really hard. It's not that the ideas aren't there, it's just that I can't get the words down. Last night, it took me almost an hour to write half a page, and this is becoming typical. What's going through my mind as I write is "this is terrible/rubbish/makes no sense whatsoever!", but if I leave it alone for a while then read it back, it really isn't that bad. Not great, but workable. So how do I get my confidence back? How do I establish a routine where the work doesn't feel like such a torture?? Any advice would be apreciated!!