I started writing barely a year ago. Friends and teachers had commented on how good i was and soon i realized how much i enjoed writing and started doing it more. I found a site where people could post there written stories and, seeing this community of writers talking to and helping each other, i immediately posted one of my own stories. A few days later i got a review from (let's call him Sam) that commented on how i was good, but with some help and practice i could be better. He offered to become my beta-reader and i accepted, we exchanged e-mail addresses and began speaking over google mail. I read some of Sam's stories and, i must say, they were brilliant. I became somewhat jealous when i saw how good he was compared to me, but i said nothing and continued working with Sam over 10 months as he looked over my stories and i looked over his. I steadily grew better at writing as i strived to become as good, if not better than Sam to impress him, perhaps even make him proud. My confidence and skill grew until last October when i lost all contact with Sam. I asked oher people Sam had known, but they hadn't heard from him either and as time passed i began to write less and less frequently. Now i harldy write at all, and anything i do write comes out as rubbish. I don't know what to do now, any time i try to write i end up with a feeling of complete hopelessness and sadness. I need a reason to write again, can you help me try to find it?