Where do you get your motivation? Your drive? Your ju-ju!
Do you pull ideas from life, from family, from the news, from TV, or are they born to fester around in your brain till they crawl out on their own? (ooooh, sci fi sounding!)
And then what drives you to take it forward? Is it money or possibility of money? Being a professional? Or do you have a choice in the matter?
Personally, I have to write...something. I don't have a choice. It doesn't have to be a novel, but it has to be something. I have found though, that taking on such a large project makes me much more accountable...makes me feel more like a writer because it takes so much more to accomplish it.
Tell me what makes you write. What drives your boat! And since everyone writes different genres and categories, I'm interested in where you get your ideas.