It’s not just you, it’s Jenny, it’s Larry, it’s Monty…
Whenever anybody has an issue, there are always a LOT of other people who have it, too, or have had it, or have heard about somebody having it. Talking about it here makes it less of an “all alone” situation.
Some friends are STUCK.
They are unmotivated to write!
That rarely happens to die hard writers, but it can easily happen to newbies, so don’t feel too bad. But do work to get over it.
Maybe the passion for the story is gone, even if only temporarily. That can come for various reasons, but one good way to get started back up is to read some of your story.
Usually, when I need to start a chapter, or just start up on Wednesday morning from wherever I left off Tuesday, it’s helpful to read the prior chapter to reacquaint myself with where I was, the pace, etc. Especially if it’s been a day or two.
By rereading, one of two things tends to happen.
I get interested as hell in the story and can’t wait to pick up where I left off.
I see typos and start fixing stuff. I see ways to polish sentences. I see subject verb patterns that are repetitive and I can change them around to avoid the story taking on a boring tone. Fixing that stuff is something I need to do anyway, so as long as I’m stuck and not creating new story, I might as well fix the existing story as much as possible. Attack it! Next thing you know, I’m immersed in the story and want to write more of it.
That’s me. I love my stories. Try it!