I don't know if there is a thread on this already or not. [My apologies if there is ].
I seem to have an issue with getting 'stuck' when it comes to my writing or drawing. They are both something I have enjoyed since I was a child and sometimes I get this incredible urge to draw something fantastic, or to grab one of my notebooks or open up MS Office and let my imagination put down the bits of story inside my head. The problem is, lately I've been having a hard time finding my muses [yes, I have two of them. One for art, one for writing. They rarely like to visit me simultaneously which is a problem for somebody trying to create a Japanese styled comic which requires both story and visuals ]. I think they have tried to fly the coop, so to speak. I know they are there, hanging on by a thread and I've been working to 'reel them in'.
When I get the urge to write, I can't pinpoint any idea. I try to go back to a work in progress and am immediately put off the project because it seems that isn't what it is I wanted to work on. Opening several at once to see which one jumps out at me hasn't worked either. I then become disinterested again...reading books used to help put me into a writing mood, though that hasn't been working too much, either. I'm about at my wits' end here...
As for drawing, I've got the urge to create something wonderful. I had a few attempts at it yesterday and the day before and nothing has worked out. It becomes rather discouraging as undaunted by my 'failed attempts' as I've tried to be. Music was playing, I was in a pretty good mood, and I checked out some other pictures in hopes to find inspiration. Alas... I gave up after four hours or so of trying.
The yearning is still here. Any suggestions? Advice? Or stories of frustration to share?