Hello, I've been studying fiction writing/creative writing seriously for almost eight years. I'm ashamed and disgusted with myself that in all this time, I don't have many finished works to show for it. True, at this time I was finishing up my English degree at university, but I'm disappointed by my lack of motivation to write. I know I love to write. I have had those moments where I just wrote and wrote and wrote. It gave me such joy. However, I wonder if others struggle to write. I want to write. I'm constantly jotting down story ideas that come to me. I write down lines of dialogue I hear in my head that have no place anywhere. I write down items of conflicts for possible stories. Yet I can't seem to sit down and construct a story. If I do as many writers I've come in contact with say to do and force myself to write, it simply doesn't work. I know some might view this as excuses, but it really won't come. I wind up deleting line after line and eventually give it up in frustration. Then the story idea gets shelved, never to be touched again. Which saddens me because when I thought of it, it gave me such excitement. I'm mainly looking for support. I found this forum very recently and could benefit to talk with others in my situation. Thanks.