When I first started to write my book I was all over the place. First person, third person, present tense, past tense, and it was all a big jumble. I tried for three months and then finally gave up. For the next year I kept thinking about the book and I needed to get it together and to start writing it. I found a writing class given online through the local community college and decided to take it. It wasn't graded and there was little pressure about the class. It gave me enough guidance to start to write again. This time when I sat down at the computer it came much more easily and logically. I still made mistakes and the editor made a lot of corrections. This was the key to getting me started and in the right direction.