Help! Stenographers can you give tips for speed writing and readings

Please help me because in my first month learning shorthand almost everyday, an hour a day.
I cant  help to write in good proportion and almost everytime i shorthand a dictation.
I  always take a pause thinking of the characters  so I forgot my concentration writing.
I have also having this time pressure when writing.
What should I do Thanks..........

 (by stroustrup2 for everyone)