I guess anyone who does any amount of writing experiences some level of writer’s block. My son is an excellent and prolific writer. He has written several short stories and has started ten times more than those that are complete. He may, in time, return to those ideas to bring them to full fruition. He may not.
I understand writer’s block. I also understand that one great story has 10 failed ones behind it. The problem is when the writer is also my son and my student. When do I allow for the artist to be an artist, and when do I push lessons that have nothing to do with grammar or story lines?
One of my fears is that my children will live their lives with great potential. At some point the young grow up and all that potential is just sad. I feel I am guilty of failing to follow through with some of my own dreams. I haven’t always pushed against the resistance (sometimes substantial, other times merely my own laziness) to complete projects. There are few things that make me feel more lousy than seeing my bad traits and poor habits manifested in my kids. Ugh! The guilt!