Perhaps you could talk about your story and characters on /lit/? See if there is any issues with it. I couldn't tell you as I haven't seen any of it, but it could always be a lack in the writing itself. Your need to make sure you've given people a reason to care about your characters and not just "I want my characters to do X thing." If that makes any sense...
There are a lot of variables that could be at play. I couldn't tell you for certain, but I do feel discussing it with your peers and getting their input may help a lot. Good luck, stay strong.>>4884630
Hmm... I'm not sure if it's because I'm tired, but I'm not sure I can offer much more advice. I mean this with absolute genuine care: Perhaps therapy would be a good option for you. If you don't like the therapist you get, you can always request a new one.
I feel all of your experiences will still have some benefit. Good, bad, it's all beneficial somehow.
Perhaps it may be good to focus on smaller goals. If you have stories to tell, why not get your shorter and easier to tackle stories done? There's nobody stopping you from going back someday and redoing them if you like.
Perhaps try new mediums. Combine mediums! Perhaps you haven't found the exact medium or genre that suits you yet....
I really couldn't say. It feels like there is a lot of heavy matter here and there's only so much I can say.
Just remember there is always more time. You can make it. For some, maybe they will channel all their energy into studying. That's fine. Some may take months off as a break or longer, just to feel renewed with vigour.
I wish you the best of luck.>>4884635
If you have the drive and energy to study, there's no harm in doing so! Letting yourself break and indulge is important. Doing anything besides drawing... But that said, there's no harm in drawing if you feel like you want to. It's difficult to balance, harder for some than it is for others, but you can make it. Keep pushing forwards.