What's up party people? I'm a published, nonfiction opinion columnist whose half-hearted attempts at molding himself into a fiction novelist have been fruitless at best. I'm not sure if being a part of this forum will aid me in the transition or not, but it seems like it might be a worthwhile distraction from actually writing, so here I am. The most challenging hurdle I face is that my attention span is akin to that of a fruit fly, so no matter how motivated I may be to start a new project, I can never seem to maintain the same level of enthusiasm once I get to the middle and my creative output eventually dwindles to nothing. That's typically followed by multiple re-readings of what I've already written, which only serve to plant the seeds of doubt in my mind as to whether the story's any good or not, and eventually I delete the whole thing and repeat the process ad infinitum. So that's me. How about you?