No, it isn't writer's block. I've tried to write stories in the past. I never think of a plot first, I just make it up as I go along (although I do understand what general direction I'm heading in). It turned out quite well- I'd say at bit lower level than most of the people on here, but I only wrote two pages before I finally lost interest. I have next to zero experience at writing; my skill comes entirely from reading so much fiction. It took me like an hour to get through a single paragraph. I needed a few minutes just to think of the next sentence, but most of the time the sentence I wrote would end up deleted and I would try and think of a better one. It usually took two or three tries to write a sentence I thought was acceptable, not to mention that each time I returned to writing it I went back and revised a lot of things I hadn't noticed before. It took me about a week to get through those two pages, which is a lot of work for too little reward. The fact it turned out so well was solely a result of my extreme perfectionism (I've always been afraid to even try dialogue) and because I constantly read fiction in my spare time. That said, it was a very therapeutic experience. It was like reading, but deeper somehow. There nothing like being able to actually express your thoughts in fiction, although I can see why authors often have distorted views of their own work. Now is there any way to prevent this mentality and be able to keep writing till I finish something? I simply can't tolerate any imperfections at all. Is anyone else here like this?