I have so many projects that I want to start, and then I go to start them and all of my creativity fizzles out. Like, I am always saying I am going to write a one shot fan fiction, go to do so and midway through writing I’m just like “Ugh this sucks, I need to stop”. Right now, I have about three stories in my head that I want to write, one of them being an original story, and 2 some novella sized Sailor Moon fanfics. What I’ve been trying to work on just comes out as like four paragraphs, then I stop and it’s so frustrating! I’m wondering if I’m just being too critical on myself and my writing though? Like I literally have stopped mid sentence a few times because I think it’s so terrible. I also am terrible at starting stories, so that may be why too hrmm.
I’m thinking of maybe starting to actually outline stories. Like, I’ve written down character bios of characters, then a over-arching plot for the story as a whole, but no bullet points for how to get from point A to point B with a story. I’ve done this with a radio play script, but then couldn’t (and still can’t) get the end of the story the way I like it. I’ve gotten some ideas here and there on how to progress, but nothing concrete enough for me to just start where I left off and keep on writing.
I honestly think I am over thinking this entirely too much: I may just head off, and start writing, and see what happens. Maybe if I just have a ton of writing on a page, I can work with it and go from there.
Have any tips on how to get out of a semi-writers block/self doubt phase? I’d love to hear in the comments!