Writing and the Lack Thereof

So I have been trying to get myself back to writing through various methods: The Artist’s Way Morning Pages, Getting back into keeping a notebook, this blog, looking up writing quotes, etc. I sat down last Fall and outlined a werebeast story. Transcribed most of my notes from paper into my computer, and haven’t touched it since.

Owl Story, one of the main pieces I talked about, I have completely lost everything when we moved. Paper version and the thumb drive it was all stored on. Cause I figured if I kept it on the drive I wouldn’t lose it. Ha, the joke is on me big time.

And MEI, Manuscripts, Epiphanies, Illuminated, during a crisis of heart got trashed, because I gave up on my writing. That is one of my biggest regrets. Unfortunately that one never got transcribed into the computer. So that MEI is gone.

So many projects and so many failures and the common denominator is yours truly. The problem is me. And I don’t know how to fix me.

Can I really call this a writing blog when I’m not writing?

I don’t know. Just like I don’t know what the future holds for my writing. I’m not sure if this is a temporary set back or if this is the beginning of the end of my writing. I haven’t been very good at keeping up with this blog over the last few years. But I am trying to get my spark back. Only time will tell if that is enough. Just know I am not giving up. I am keeping the faith, writing has been a part of my life for too many years to give up. So keep writing my friends, until next we met.

Cheers, james

Broken Writer?

Guys I think my inner writer is broken. I set up this perfectly good outline for a new story, was excited about it and then it died. I have yet to write a single word beyond the outline.

I just read over it before writing this post and it seems sturdy enough to build off of. Yet there must be something wrong with it cause I have no desire to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard as the case may be.

Is my inner writer broken? Is there something wrong with me? I have been writing and I haven’t managed once to put “The End” on any of my projects. Even my blog here lately has been mostly quotes with maybe my thoughts written around it. I haven’t had the energy or the moxie to write anything. My journal hasn’t been written in much either.

I’ m starting to worry if maybe my writing days are over before I feel they really even had a chance. Or maybe my inner writer bugged out cause she was sick of me not writing. I try to keep these posts upbeat and inspire both myself and you guys. Just today isn’t an upbeat cheery writing day.

james

I am attaching a copy of my outline. Maybe a fresh set of eyes will help. Also I have never tried the whole google docs sharing thing.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j3g4sG5sihsspAFMLLzD8FjVtGhpiPZ6JqIT9jabNls/edit?usp=drivesdk