I have been in a writing funk for a while. Recently I decided to try writing short stories because it's a more attainable goal and it would be good for my mental health to actually finish a project for once. I had this idea that I really loved, and I was super excited for it, and I thought it made sense and had a point etc etc and then I started it and I'm 1000 words in and I'm already just sitting here, hopeless, like "Why am I writing this? It's stupid. This story is pointless. This is the dumbest idea ever. It doesn't make any sense." I don't understand how two days ago before I started writing it, I could have it planned out and have it seem like such a good story and then as soon as I start writing it, it feels like a mess with no point. This always happens when I write. I like my idea, I finally start writing, and at some point it fizzles out and I hate it and I hate myself and I feel like it's the worst piece of trash to ever be written. I'm trying to push myself to write this story and finish it even if I hate it. One positive was today I really was not feeling it at all but I was determined to write at least 500 words, and I was able to churn out 500 words (of mostly BS, but at least words) in about 5-10 minutes. WHY do I hate myself and my writing and my ideas so much? What is going on? Am I messing up in the planning process or something? Sorry if this is a jumbled or pointless post. I am just feeling really down right now and I'm a little hypomanic.