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Adolencent writers: how to move on from the waste basket phase.
Well, Hello, I'm new here and not entirely sure how to go about this.
As the title implies, I'm a 17 year old would-like-to-be-able-to-be writer and I have a question:
How do you move on from the phase where you start three projects at the same time and finish none of them or have so many ideas at the same time all of them amount to nothing at all?
What I'm trying to find out is... is there a way? Or do you wait patiently for your personal motivator to come along, for some kind of big eureka moment in which you can uniform your thoughts and form coherent ideas that end up being something... well, less than 10 percent of the time would be good, in my case. It's a step up from starting and never finishing things.
Is it a state of mind issue, are there factors in the life of an adolescent that just work against productivity or... should you just be patient and wait for the time things align themselves naturally?
I've been wondering about this ever since I caught sight of all the unfinished documents I have on my computer and this seemed like the place to ask because there are a lot of experienced and productive writers here. Some people don't take young writers seriously and I recognize that there are a lot of kids out there who think anyone could be a poet if only it's depressing enough, anyone could be a writer when you can describe 'characters doing stuff'. But the grand masters of old have once been young, so have you, so I think this question still stands.
If you have a view on this, I'd like to hear it,