Here we go. I've always thought of myself as a writer and people have given me positive feedback on my writing, but I never pursued it seriously. Then I had an opportunity. I've always read that if a person wants to be a professional writer, he needs to approach it like a job. Set a minimum word count everyday or a minimum number of hours of writing per day. I chose the later. I decided to write or work on improving my writing skills at least 6 hrs everyday. I did this for about 8 months. I wrote two rough drafts of novels. The first one had a serious mechanical problem. I learned from that and completed a finished 1st rough draft on the second. Here's my problem. I also learned I hate writing. At least, long uninterrupted stretches are terrible. I never tried anything else. It's been a year since I've written anything. I'm thinking about trying to write again. I have the free time, but I don't want to do it and hate it. Any ideas on a different writing approach that will fit with the serious writer idea, but not the long stretches, and I don't mean breaks because I took plenty of those. Another issue I had was re-writing the rough draft. I waited a month then read the rough draft. I read some books on editing, but I was just spinning my wheels. It seemed fine to me. I didn't have anyone to read it and critique it for me. After I finished the rough draft I got to thinking that if this was ever published and they wanted me to write others I would rather drink boiling oil mixed with broken glass.