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submitted by -kitahempcrow
I know exactly how you feel. I am a writer and a couple months ago, my best friend back stabbed me and left me very hurt. I wasn’t able to write because of that, especially when I found out she stole a story I wrote to use for a comic series.
I couldn’t write, I had no inspiration or motivation to create anything. I was in pain, I was wondering, ‘why bother if my art’s going to be treated like this,’ and I had many people telling me the same thing: “all great artists made their best works during times of pain and suffering.”
Thankfully, she took down the comic and I have my story back. But it’s still a struggle to focus on writing out this story I’ve been planning for almost a year now. It’s going to be a slow process and people deal with sadness differently than others. Some use art to take out their sadness and anger, others don’t. It’s natural, everyone’s different!
You’ll get back into the swing of things eventually. I’m being polite when I say this, but if people cannot support you while you’re in pain and demand art from you, only to get upset when you say you can’t, they’re being selfish and a bit stupid.
Give it time and I know that you can get through this. It’s been about three or four months for me and I’m just starting to write again. I don’t know how long it will take you, and it doesn’t matter. Once you’re feeling better and have gained your strength back, that’s all that matters.