Let's give this a go... I am presently wrangling: a folder full of poems that never seem finished and never get read a similar number of short stories ranging c.3000-10,000: some mostly written, some part-way in, many just plotted one children's novel, mostly finished; two halfway through one dystopian novel, first draft finished an ideas folder that's as large as that novel and is taking on a life of its own with a will greater than mine one scatterbrain that seems unable to focus enough to complete anything Of that list, I guess the most pressing thing to address is choosing a few poems to try sending out, and getting the mostly-finished children's novel to a stage where I'm happy to release it into the wild. What's going on right now: writing that last sentence has produced mild panic and raging self-doubt and criticism before I've even opened a file. Huh. Not helpful. Solution: start small. Look at poetry first; it's been worked more and should need less time. Just half an hour, then break for Tai Chi class.