Hi, my name is Alexander Vespers, and I have a problem. I am an alcoholic. Ok not really, but let's get serious. I have never written anything longer than about two pages. I write all kinds of poetry and very short stories; songs and raps, thesis papers, and even dialogue for friends' games they're programming, yet I cannot (as it stands) write a story of any significant length. With an imagination more powerful than a fission reaction at the sun's core, and with laudable writing (about to graduate college-- have won many writing contests with extreme competition), I still just can't push myself into it. I don't have issues coming up with the ideas or with the writing itself. The issue I foresee myself having (I haven't had it yet 'cause I've never made it far enough for it to have arisen) is keeping a story interesting and coherent at... let's say... the length of 50 pages, or even 100 pages. I would retire my hands from writing forever if I wrote something 100 pages long only to re-read it and think, "This is just a collection of tangents and characters jumbled in between two covers and bound together." Is this a common fear or dread that every writer faces, or is this a sign that I should stick to the shorter side of writing?