That's really awesome that you worked with reality TV in some way! And I say that with time and healing, I'm sure you'll be able to finish that process of editing; I believe in you. Journalism is also really interesting, I used to be part of the school newspaper and took journalism as an elective. It didn't last long, due to some life issues, but that's okay!
Story is very important, quantity over quality but I sometimes forget that, personally. Fantasy is one of my favorites, others being romance and a few others that I've only slightly dabbled in. I'd call myself a newbie and I write poetry every once in a while.
Hopefully, you can find some topics that interest you in searching. Good luck to you, friend!