Help: How do I stay motivated to complete and publish?

I have literally got 45 stories in my side tab, because I have all these grand ideas, spend two months on them, then have another idea and move on. The cycle keeps going and I never complete anything; the most I’ve ever gotten finished to a high standard on a story is two chapters.
I have a nasty habit of biting off more than I can chew, but that’s the fun of it. I like creating dozens of overlays and I like making sure that every scene, every line of dialogue is meaningful.
How do you guys stay focused on one story and see it through?


Maybe try making short stories, instead of long ones. Come up with a simple 3 episode short story, add all your overlays, make it as complicated as you want, but have it be finished in 3-4 episodes.
Make a crappy 3-episode short story, that only takes a day to make, maybe after you get the crappy one out of your way, you’ll be able to finish the story you started out with.

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