What motivates me is love, cheesy as it sounds. I love the stories I create, and its that love that keeps me from abandoning them and propelling me forward.
Write what you want first. Doesn’t matter if its horrible or if it never sees the light of day- just write something, anything. Editing comes later and you can only learn if you write.
But also, be prepared when you get serious about something. Rely on determination, not inspiration.
After all, inspiration has this nasty habit of only showing up when it wants to, which is usually at the worst possible times. But determination? That can get you through just about any story if you keep it and cultivate it.
Does… uh… does finish my story count? Aha, that’s really my major goal right now. Like I said, editing comes after.
I dunno if there was ever a specific thing. I’ve always kinda just loved telling stories. Heck, when I was younger I accidentally convinced my entire kindergarten class that I had ghost cousins because I always loved telling stories about my imaginary ghost cousin friends. And if it wasn’t that then it was the fairies in the garden who lived in our tulips. So when I learned that writing all this wild stuff down and keeping it around was a thing you can bet I jumped on that immediately.
Mmm… Not… really? I guess naming things. I hate naming things, or people, or places, or subjects or… anything.
I just don’t like coming up with names, aha.