@Lewdog - I saw all your threads and decided, 'I'll make one of my own'. Y'know how some people with anxiety have compulsions? They scratch themselves until they bleed, or they constantly check to see if the door is locked? Well, I've got a compulsion. It's been going on for years. I'd start writing, have a few scenes here and there, get up to nearly 5K words...then I'd start over. Completely over. And not with my creative writing, but with my personal journals, misc. fun stuff I do on the computer, etc. Completely over. A brand new batch. It's like there's this fear of having a bunch of words on a document that doesn't exist if everything was blank. It's insanity. Pure and simple insanity. Whether it's a product of my generalized anxiety or not, the urge is there, and it's here right now as I type. Move everything I've got now to an external drive and start fresh. Clean. Blank documents ripe for potential. Then the cycle begins again. Am I tired of it? Yes. Do I want to stop doing it? Yes. Do I know how to stop doing it? Nope. The purpose of this thread isn't really a cry for help; it's really more for us to share our compulsions/anxiety issues (if we're comfortable sharing them online) so we know we're not really alone. Who knows, maybe we might have coping skills to impart to one another. Well, let's see how this thread turns out. Hopefully it'll be as popular as Lewdog's. EDIT: Wow, while I was writing this, that urge went away. I think I'll keep my stuff where they are.