I chose my forum name to reflect my biggest problem...lol. The lack of discipline to stay on task and actually finish a story! I have always being an avid reader, still remember the book that got me hooked as well, a Hardy Boys story The Tower Treasure! It was from reading every one of those stories that sort of taught me the structure of writing, for I recall always struggling in Grammar class all the way through even into high school. The teachers could never understand how a student who struggled with the basic structures of the language could write short stories so well when it came time to do some creative writing assignments...lol My only answer for them used to be..."it just sounded right.." to which they would roll their eyes and groan. Throughout the years I have always drifted back into writing mode and would sit down and start this story or that one...when computers came around this got a lot easier (you should see all the partial stories and ideas I have in folders on one of my hard drives not to mention longhand in notebooks...lol) My biggest obstacle as I see it, has always been my lack of discipline to stay with it and actually finish some stories...I have finished several but nowhere near as many as I should have. I have even mentioned the basic outline of some of my ideas for stories to friends that are readers and they get all excited and bug me to make this story, so they can see how it will end...lol. Maybe by getting involved in the forum here, will be a catalyst to get me on task! Looking forward to browsing around!