Friday, April 16, 2010

Writing was never hard for me, at least not the writing process. When I first started writing fan fiction back when it was like a secret that everyone knew about, I never had trouble. All I had to do was think of an idea, create the basic outline in my head of how the story would evolve, then BOOM! I was writing. But since I stopped writing, like months ago on a fanfiction story that's somewhat popular on, I've somewhat given up.

It's not to say that I haven't stopped creating ideas, it's just that I haven't had the spark to actually write it. I have a story idea that I have never actually worked on. I told a friend who's very much interested in reading it and has given me a like, a schedule (which I haven't really stuck to). I started writing and I wrote a page but like all good things, it didn't start off the way that I wanted it to...mainly because it totally sucked.

So why is it that my writing need been wanted? In other words, why haven't I had the need of wanting to write? Now it feels more like "SHOULD WRITE" instead of "NEED TO WRITE". I've been told to just write, no matter how bad it is, at least every day, maybe for an hour. I SHOULD do this so then it will turn into I WANT TO DO THIS


Jessica said...

I totally feel that way too. I have all these ideas that are just floating around in my brain, but don't have the need to actually write about it.

Man I used to love those days when I'd just sit for hours and write. I have no idea what's gotten into me to make me not want to write.

I have someone that tells me the same thing, that I should just write every day. It's not the same.

Boo. Hope you find your "inner writer" again. Haha :)

kfinn said...

That's how I felt when I started to get back into writing after not doing it often for so long. Even when you don't feel like you've got something to write, just start typing. It helps me WANT to. Even if half the stuff I write never sees the light of day, it helps keep the fuel burning. :)