Getting Back to Writing


Hi people. I hope I am not breaking any rules here, in which case mods are welcome to delete my post.

I desperately need advice on how to get back to writing.

I used to write at least a short story per month, back when I was in university. I used to live alone, have a busy as hell life but I loved it and I could always make time to sit in front of my computer every couple of days and write everything that I had been thinking about since my last session.

I graduated, came back to my hometown, had some bad relationships, worked some terrible jobs, always thinking about this novel, planning it but never actually writing it. I gave up writing the day I returned to my hometown.

Sometimes I read everything I wrote, trying to find a fault that would make me say, "Yeah, I guess it wasn't meant to be back then either. I can finally leave this writing thing behind me." I haven't found one so far and everybody around me keeps encouraging me to start writing again.

At this point of my life, I have my dream job. I proposed to the love of my life a couple of weeks ago and am now engaged. My life has never been better. I actually have time to write but just can't. I tried to sit down and do it, but every time I chickened out as I never go beyond writing a sentence and immediately hating it.

I want to be able to write again. I am asking for your suggestions. Thanks everyone in advance.

P.S. Please excuse any grammatical mistakes. Aside the fact that English is not my native tongue, this post has been written by a very tired Reddit user who wants to sleep but can't.

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