I write in first person all the time -like a stream of consciousness type of thing- and I sometimes do this thing -like this- where I use hyphens to denote interruptions in thought patterns. I have no idea if this is grammatically correct -I doubt it is- and I'm just wondering how people feel about reading things like this. Is it easy to follow or do you feel it's something I should try to avoid? P.S. It doesn't happen nearly as much in my writing as it did in this post. I only did it here for emphasis.