I have a hard time motivating myself to write sometimes (all the time), but I find that I do much better when some type of contest is involved so that there is at least some potential for being paid albeit a slim one. Deadlines help too.
The most recent contest that I entered is here:
There are a few other contests that I know of that I'd be happy to share when I have more time (10 minutes until one of my online classes).
Although this contest allows for 55 hours, I had about 5 in all. I was just happy to have put my name in the hat.
Here's a link to my story. I did even try to use a very basic application of Dramatica by using a quad.
This particular contest happens once a month, I believe. Anyone else have some recommended contests?