I have been thinking about this quite a bit lately. I didn't get this post pre-scheduled and then spent seven hours after school yesterday decorating for Prom (I'm the director). I have an ankle that is missing some ligaments right now, so this was pretty taxing and by the time I got home and sent the kids to bed, I was beat. And as I was falling asleep last night, all I could think of was needing the write this post.
When I got up this morning, all set to write this, I had a moment when I realized how appropriate this subject is for today. I picked it in February, but it's pertinent because I didn't think I need to write 500 words, or I need to get some more going in my WIP because it didn't have the immediate, predetermined, people are going to know if I don't deadline.
I love writing, but more often than I would like to admit I don't write when I feel the draw because there isn't a burning deadline like there is with other things. Then I found this chart, and it helped me figure this out.
How do you keep your motivations aligned?