Two problems: I have all of my story inside of my head, but I can't seem to get it on paper/screen. I have tried to sit down and plan it out but it seems that I can't, well just write it. I did manage to get over 400 words out today. I thought if I started with the first chapter then I would at least have that to play with, and I just needed to write. 400 words might not seem like a lot to someone, but it was a hurdle for me because I am a procrastinator. I guess my real problem and my question here is: I am not a great writer, yet, and when I start writing my first draft it comes out horrible, I will give an example, but not of what I have wrote because it is bad and I will be to embarrassed, but here is an example of my beginner writing style. Jeff walked to end of the hall and opened the door, he went through looking at every thing in the other room as he went in. The room was dark but the moon was shinning in through a crack in the blind. He walked to the kitchen and opened the top self on the left, and as Kevin informed him: the gun was there. Jeff stuffed the weapon into the back of his pants and..... Anyways my problem is I tend to write it as I see the scene in my head and it comes out very sloppy and I know this is the first draft and it will be sloppy, but should it be this sloppy? Do any of you do the same thing? Would this be considered a pre first draft? I hope everyone can understand my hardship here. Thanks.