One of the hardest things for me to when it comes to writing lately is to stay focused. Part of the problem is that I have trouble believing that what I am writing will find a paying outlet. Not that this is my primary reason for writing, but I have to put a certain amount of effort into things I know for sure will bring in money so I can pay my bills. Unfortunately, when I do creative writing I am essentially taking a big risk that, in all likelihood, at least according to past performance, I will not make any money on whatever it is I am writing. This has the effect of causing me to procrastinate, to start more projects than I finish, to work on something for only a few minutes at a time rather than hours, and to just go for days at a time without working on anything creative.
As it is now, I am trying to write to pieces of fiction: a story called "Love and Death in the Time of Thunder," which is a story I think it really cool and could lead into a whole series, and what started out as a story that may wind up as a novella or even a novel, which I am tenatively calling "Imeweus" for "I, Me, We, Us." This is a story that may get more philosophical and deep than much of what I've written in the past, so I am keen on continuing it. I am trying to stay focused!