Quote from Baked_Applez»
I know the feels bro. I've had it happen in so many cases, where I've had an idea for a mechanic, and Minecraft just isn't compatible. Actually, I had an idea for one recently, that I actually based my map around, but... no dice. Unfortunately, Minecraft is so limited that it's almost not worth it unless you want practice for balancing game design.
What I'd suggest: Either find a different medium to express your ideas (which I believe you said earlier was books,) or take a programming course and design your own games. Not much you can do other than that :/
That's what I've been working towards. Starting next semester, I'll begin taking courses required for a New Media degree (touches on a lot of stuff, from animation to game design). I wish I could've started those classes sooner, but I couldn't because of stuff and things. >.>
But yeah, writing is a big creative outlet for me, and oftentimes it's not even the writing as much as it's just the general world-creation that comes before writing. No doubt I'll be inspired to work on more visual projects soon, but right now I'm content.