One of my biggest challenges as a writing teacher is to get writers to try this. To write a little on their books every single day, even if it's fifteen minutes. Every day writing creates momentum, turns on the inner faucet to more ideas. You can use Nanowrimo or an accountability calendar like Jerry Seinfeld used to--he liked to put a big red X on every day he wrote. After a while, the accumulation of big red X's makes it hard to skip a day,
What keeps you going on your writing? We all know it's much more work not to write.