I seem to lagging a bit in the motivation department lately. I have goals I'd like to meet before the end of the year, which seems to be approaching much too quickly. Once Thanksgiving arrives, my writing time will become swallowed up by handling all those things that come up as Christmas gets closer. I always plan on smaller writing goals during that time period, but because I'm already behind where I should be to meet my current goals, I'm feeling a bit of panic.
Despite already being behind schedule and feeling panicky about meeting my goals, I'm finding myself doing things that can certainly be done at another time during the two hours that is my normal writing time. I get up in the morning with the best of intentions, but by the time I get home from the day job, those good intentions have disappeared. Despite having a number of important reasons that should keep my writing and/or revising so that I may soon be able to write full time, I'm really fighting to find a way to stay on track to meet my goals.
So I'm here asking for advice -- How do you stay motivated? How do you get yourself back on track when you've seemed to fallen off your path? I guess my real question is how do you stay focused? Your answers don't have to pertain to just writing. It can be how you stay motivated to lose weight, to exercise on a consistent basis (yet another thing I have to work on), how you reach any of the goals you've set for yourself.