I have a problem. Whenever I write I find myself slipping back into the past tense. I just cant seem to keep everything in the present. Take this sentance: Admirals like me were the closest thing to the government way out here, and that gave us a lot of autonomy. Its not supposed to be past tense! Its supposed to be: Admirals like me are the closest thing to the government way out here, and that gives us a lot of autonomy. I have no idea why I do this. Does anyone else here do this? Is there a trick, or should I just keep writing and then go back and edit everything?