I'm suffering from a lack of motivation. Last week I wrote all of 3 pages. This week I've written 9. A far cry from my weekly goal of 25 new pages a week. I thought I just needed a Me weekend to fill the well so I spent most of last weekend reading, catching up on television programs I'd recorded but hadn't had time to watch, and even took a nap. While I enjoyed the weekend, I have no more motivation this week than I had last week.
As I sat staring at the mostly blank page yesterday after work, I started to wonder if maybe the problem isn't me, but with what I'm trying to write. I use a road map of 1 to 2 sentence paragraphs for each chapter but for the most part, I let the characters lead the direction in which the story goes. I've written out my paragraphs, my character studies including the hero and heroine's goals, motivations, and conflicts but still the words are incredibly slow in coming.
So, I'm appealing to you for help. What do you do to motivate yourself to do something? How do you get started? How do you keep the momentum?