Here I am, browsing the forum at 20:33 (GMT), having just spent yet another whole day avoiding my WiP. Why do I (we) do it?? As of yet, my story hasn't hit any roadblocks, which puts that particular excuse to bed. I'm not bored by my story (so far)... and yet day in, day out I actively choose to do other things. Why? What is it that stops me simply opening up my current chapter and writing?? Of course everyone is different, and you'll all have your own legitimate reasons for not writing (work/family commitments/ exhaustion from working, etc etc) but I'm talking about those who have no specific reasons or excuses for not writing. I, for one, just can't put my finger on it. I want to write (or at least I think I do) but I do nothing but plan, constantly telling myself that tomorrow the tv will stay off, I'll force myself to open my current chapter and I'll write. Fact is I hardly ever do. It's almost like there's some kind of fear in there, fear that the words won't come and I'll be thrown into a bout of depression and despair. It's maddening! As a manic depressive I suppose I should cut myself some slack, as I'm sure it's a contributing factor to my not writing. Anyone else just not write for the sake of it?