Hi! I'm a very long time frustrated writer. I've joined, because if I'm ever going to actually write something publishable I'm going to need help. Many, many people have complained aobut not being able to write, but I can tell you exactky why: See I have very pronounced ADD, and my mind is always zooming. For writing the process actually accelerates as I'm trying to get it all down, and at 25 words per minute I can only type about 1/4 as fast as I need to. Litteraly, my fingers are on the first paragraph, my mind as at the end of chapter one and I'm screaming in frustration. Writing is utter torment, and I will use any and I do mean any excuse not to do it. The thing is I don't even want to write. I want to read the stories I am trying to write but no one has written them so I have to. This makes me upset. Entertainment should not require and effoirt on the part of the auduence. Then there's the editing issues. I can fix typos all day, but I need somone to find them for me because I've gone over stories four times, forwards and back, and still not caught half of the very painful, obvious typos. It's just not something I can do, and it's a waste of my time to try. Then there's the stories themselves: take my baby, the one I have to finish before I die. It's called Defender of the Reich, it's an AH novel about a German General who overthrows Hitler at the end of World War II and fights the Allies to an honorable peace. Simple right? Well no, cause in order for the story to work, the Germans must still have a shot at stalemating the Allied Juggernaut and that means I have to reimagine the ENTIRETY of the Second World War, and that expands one book into seven, one for each year of the war. Now I really like how this has devereged DotR into it's own universe (the Devil's a female, it's that different). I like the subplots, but six frickin books to get to seeing Hitler getting his brain blown out? I'm a little overwhelmed. So I can't seem to focus, slow my mind or otherwise do what is neccessary to write these damn things. I need write these stories: I had a friend who says that they torment me like a calling (devine calling) that will never let me go because that's what I'm supposed to do. Trying to write is, to be frank, attempting to shit when you have the worst constipation ever. If it's hurting that much, I think I need to try a new approach, cause the traditional approaches don't work for me at all. Anyway, thank you for reading this.