I received this message from a fellow writer:
"I have 10-15 story/book/series ideas in partial development. Every time I have/find/make/steal time to write, my energy drops and I get sleepy/hungry/stop caring/can't think/can't focus. I know I can be motivated. I have a part time job and I show up on time, I manage my tasks, I can do the slog as well as the fun parts of my job. I just don't know how to find motivation or discipline. I don't know how to kick depression and apathy in the arse. I don't know how to kick myself. I want to write. I NEED to write... but something in me is squashing it."
I have been depressed and suicidal about 5 years ago, and writing is what pulled me out of it. Here is the full post, and below are the highlights.