I currently write short stories and have tried getting into writing novels. I get to about page 30 and either lose patience, can't pay attention or just lose focus. Or, if I can keep my head in the game, I find that my idea just isn't big enough to span hundreds of pages. I do find lately that my short stories are slowly growing in word count unintentionaly. I was just wondering how some writers build the stamina to make an idea into a novel and stay focused while they work at it.