My problem is that, I have this awesome story in my head but it doesnt always transfer onto paper the way I want it to... Its like a picture, a thousand words can describe it and I just have to pick the right ones- but there are so many ways and it just takes longer than my patience has time for.
Another thing that doesnt help is that I tend to write scenes that pop into my head rather than just start from the beginning to end but then I'm left with all these pieces that I have to knit together... like a book quilt. And another thing that I do that frustrates myself is that I don't always know which persona, like first or third person to use... so it again takes time to decide and a lot of editing and rewriting things.
But music, especially the songs that share similar storys or feelings my characters have is a big inspiration for me. Often when I hear certain songs, I can't help but think of my stories and want to write them. As for motivation. I need a lot. Often if I just get a scene out of my head and on paper and I like it, I either quit there or I am so inspired to continue. But I do hope that someday, someday I will finish the one book that has been with me for years in developement... its getting there but still a ways to go. Lol