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


#1

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?


#3

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.
OR
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.