I started writing mostly as a lark. I had ideas and wanted to see if I could do it--finish a book beginning to end.
I did. I liked it. Okay, I loved it when I was writing.
But now I'm staring at the blank page again. I have ideas. Really, I have way too many ideas--a historical, a YA supernatural, the sequel to my first manuscript, a new contemporary. I have characters floating around and keeping me up at night, but I'm not writing.
So much for National Novel Writing Month.
I'm hoping that it's just stress. The move has finally caught up with us. I still haven't found a job that pays anything worthwhile. Holiday pressure is already building. And I miss my old life more than I ever expected to.
I just can't seem to focus.
I have the time-- five hours, three times a week without the kids--and I'm not writing a word.
So what helps you keep focused? What keeps you motivated to keep your fingers on the keyboard when everything else feels like too much? What keeps your butt in the chair?