No, no, the Queen is definitely here, and I think she prefers queen with capital Q. Joking aside, I know people's writings styles are very different, but I'm starting to wonder if being a slow writer works if you want to make genuine progress in a reasonable amount of time. Once you're established and have mastered all the basics of just writing, then sure, you can spend as much time as you want just fleshing out your stories in your head without touching the keyboard, but before then? I dunno. I'm just an eighteen-year-old kid who's only been doing this for three years, and most of those three years were spent in a state of mindless static, pretty much, so I'm as ignorant here as anyone. But I know that for me, I sort of pretended for a while that the way I handled writing was fine; that waiting for inspiration to hit, only writing a few thousand words a months - if even that - was a fine way to become a great writer fast, but the progress I've made between when I was maybe sixteen to when I turned eighteen was minimal at best, whereas this past month when I've been writing like a madman, I'm seeing progress being made every day. I can literally sense all the little turning points where my brain goes "OH!" and figures out something new, things that no lectures or crafting books ever helped me realize, because they are lessons you can't really learn without doing the work yourself. I'm not saying it's the right way, but I think all writers should at least try to force themselves to write on a strict schedule for a few months, because I feel like a lot of people haven't ever gone through with trying it, and so they are just stuck in this place where they are barely writing, barely making progress, and letting valuable time pass them by, time that could be used to really get better. Wow... I just had me a little rant there. Anyways, thank you all for your replies, and good luck on your writing! That includes you @Queen! Haha.