So I took this helpful creative writing course over the summer on fiction writing. I picked up some tools about how to outline a story so you don’t end up rewriting it a god awful amount of times.

But Ive found myself stuck in the sense of … I have the general idea of what I want to happen but not the details? Not the exact how or getting from one scene or plot point to another in a logical way. Idk. I used to feel so creative and now that seems lost on me.

I’ll keep at it and I do have an accountability friend who will keep writing with me now that the course is over … it’s just hard to feel like you’ve lost a part of yourself.

I used to be able to make a story, blog, or poem about literally anything in my day. Now I just feel sluggish and uninspired. Sigh. Hopefully that’ll turn around.

Good day to you all.


3 thoughts on “Discouraged

  1. I TOTALLY get how you feel about plotting. I too am fed up of writing myself into a corner as a pantser, and have taken to outlining before beginning my manuscripts now.

    But it’s so much harder to figure out the plot and details when I don’t actually dive into the story. My compromise is that I use the ‘tell a friend’ method.

    So I just write down what I think will happen as if I’m telling a friend. I also try to make it a paragraph-style outline instead of bullet points. Those usually help. Anyway, wishing you all the best!

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