I have this inborn passion for writing, from short stories, poetry to articles, and for some years now, I have explored this talent and passion. But unfortunately, I lost one of my best novel manuscript, something I wrote when I was just 12, and it keeps bordering me daily.
To fast forward the story, I came on hubpages, started churning out hubs from my personal experience and knowledge, and so be it, I made some fame and cash too, then I took up a day pay job early this year, guess what? I can now hardly compose a story, or a good article, its just as if someone have cast a spell on me or as if my brain has been completely wiped. I am losing my talent, my passion, my hobby- writing, and I am dying silently in pains, can someone please help me find my way back?
the first thing i would suggest is quit trying to write someting. take a break from anything that has to do with writing. get outside adn enjoy the day, spend time with loved ones, pets, friends, whatever makes you happiest and most content and relaxed. dont let yourself even think about writing. at first your thoughts concerning writing will be the need to get back and try to write. but the longer you keep yourself from doing that, and make yourself focus on all the wonderful things going on around you, pretty soon, the writer in you will begin to focus on things it wants to write. things that move you. and before you know it, you will get an overwhelming desire to write about something, and you will have no choice but to write it.
the next thing i would say is never try to force a story or article. if it doesnt flow out smoothly, if you cant write it with passion, then perhaps it is not worth writing. writing is an art, like painting or music...it is an creative art form. let the creative juices flow. creative juices flow out of our passions. let your passions flow free, do not restrict them, rejoice in them.
I would recommend focusing on your daily chores and duties, perhaps jotting down some "writing" ideas in a notebook from time to time. Then, when you get a few minutes free time, say a couple of times a week, review your thoughts and notes. If you do this a few times, I feel that an article may start forming in your mind, or more than one article. Good luck!
It sounds like you're in a big ol' funk. Sorry for your troubles. I think we've all been there, but maybe not so severely.
Why not take a few days to think about your manuscript you lost, then start a project where you try to recreate it as best you can, but this time with many more years of experience and perspective? Think of it as a tribute to the original manuscript and the young writer you were when you created it. Don't worry about any writing except for this project, and when it's done see if your enthusiasm for writing at HubPages has changed.
Hi Accofranco the grind of daily living does tend to be 'numbing'. I would suggest write down idea's and brainstorm a 'map' on them, whether daily or one hour each evening. As for your lost manuscript, I can only suggest looking at events at the time that compelled that 'inner little boy' to write and see if you can remember what you wrote. Notes are good and help for future reference for projects;)
What everyone else said. Not only will your writing come back, but your subconscious will serve up the location of your manuscript when you least expect it.
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