Originally Posted by BeautifulPrincess
I'm seriously considering getting back into writing. Specifically to write about my real life experience with an amazing lover who parted ways with me 2 years ago this Halloween. I think about him often- even after 2 years. I have tried several avenues to "get over it" but nothing works. I am wondering if writing about it might be the best way to release the tension and memory. Thoughts?
I've written extensively about my own experiences, and achieving an emotional catharsis was a major part of my motivation in doing so.
It was therapeutic for me, but I will say that it was often a very painful process. In the end, though, it was definitely worth it.
Electricblue is right, though, there will be readers who are looking for escapism and are put off by stories that demand a deeper emotional commitment. But if your purpose is personal closure, that isn't really relevant to you.
Good luck with your writing.