Posted 28 May 2013 - 02:30 AM
Eh, I've been having something similar lately. It's not that I don't have faith in my work, it's just that I suck at starting. Not specifically starting a story, but starting any thing - could be in the middle of a story in my head, could be starting a routine I don't have established. I think it's because we tend to get stuck in our ways, and that extends into writing. Especially when we make it out to be some mystical thing where people can be blocked or lack the creativity to be a good writer. That's not what being a writer is even about. Writing is writing, and the more you do it - no matter if you're into it in that moment - the better you will become. I think Stephen King said something like, "your first 1,000,000 words are going to be horrible" and that feels very true.
Also, in my case, I just enjoy non-linear storytelling and nonfiction writing. I could orally make up sh*t on a dime with friends and be copacetic, but the minute I take out time to write a story I've been planning, I fail horribly. Same with nonfiction - I could drone on forever, then take apart what I said into the bare necessities and publish that, but when I try to take creative license with real life events and put them into a fictional setting, my brain implodes. It's just things I need to work on.