I keep saying I want to write something short because I still have yet to write a full draft of anything. (That is so sad when I say it.) I said that about my Merpeople story, I said it about Malevolent Soul, and I said it about Red Sun in Evening. But everything always develops into novel length stories! Ok, so maybe just 100 page novels, but that is still definitely out of the short story range. I can't think in short stories. Probably because I can't stand them, and never go near them. I've bought several short story collections, because I really WANT to like them, but I'll read one or two of the interesting-sounding ones, then put it down in disgust, omg I can't believe I wasted my time on TWO of those.
Hence my problem. It is damn near impossible to just bang out a novel. Actually, I'm pretty sure there is never any "banging out." I know I need to just sit down and keep writing. One thing that I know DOES help is focusing on only one chapter at a time. I KNOW I say this all the time. I KNOOOWWWW. Now I just have to write the fucking thing. This whole writing thing would be so much easier to fail at if I DIDN'T WANT TO DO IT. Too bad life's a bitch, eh?