When I was a child, and all the way into my teens, my biggest ambition was to write a novel. Even if it didn't get published and it remained a manuscript for the rest of my days, the desire to write and complete a novel was, I guess still is, something that has always stayed with me. As a young boy I used to love writing short stories. I even wrote in creative writing competitions at school and got great praise for my work. Now, a 25 year old father of 2, I feel as though I have completely lost touch with the writer that I know is still within me. Sometimes I find myself thinking about ideas for characters and plots, etc, and after a time I find these ideas just dwindle into nothingness. Sounds stupid, but it's like I've lost the ability to be descriptive. It's really frustrating that the desire is still there, the ideas still ebb and flow, it's all there in my head. I just feel as though I have nothing worthy of putting down on paper. I know this may sounds odd to you and you're probably reading this thinking "Well, maybe you're just not cut out for writing anymore" or "Maybe you're not as". I don't even have a question to put to you. I just wanted to air my frustrations and see if any of you can offer some words of advice.