If you only knew how many unfinished stories I have on my computer, you would soon discover that I am not so different from you, JT, as far as procrastinating. Or, more honestly, deciding which mood I'm in to work on a particular story.
|Space, the final frontier . . .|
NOW I am published, and I do not have the luxury to be a teen writer any longer, writing when the mood hits and letting stories lie around and simmer. Alas, no. I am now under the burden of something called a contract, and it is not an easy way to live. But God knew this. For many years, He let me have my fun and develop my gifts with no pressure. But He had other plans for my character later on. Mostly, the "depend on Him and not on my own strength" trait. Oh, yeah. The more books I write for "real," the more I have to ask daily for just enough "manna" for that day: translation: "X" number of words to complete a chapter, etc. So far, God has never held back on the manna.
My part is putting myself in a chair and not getting up for "X" number of hours (whatever I have dedicated myself to). That, JT, is the answer to your procrastination question. God can't give me the manna if I am not in the chair with the keyboard. It is really hard the first ten minutes to stare at the screen, but then an idea comes and I start writing it down. Then more come and what do you know? I have used the manna for that day and I feel so good about it!
So you might set a timer for "X" number of minutes and write on one of your stories. Discipline yourself to stay there, even if you only get 200 words written. You know what? The more you write, the easier it becomes. I wrote all those Ranch Stories the past few months and I could not believe how FAST they came to me when I knew everybody was counting on the next part. It really helped me get excited about the new series. Hooray!
Keep on writing. In the comments below, list things that make it hard for YOU to write.