I've been writing my novel again.
I know, school comes first, etc. I write so that my blood won't shrivel, okay? It's hard to do homework with shriveled blood.
Anyway. I've found that the best way to get myself to work on a novel is to set myself some ridiculously low goal--say, 100 words a day. Then I sit down and churn out way more than that. (Blasting my goal to pieces gives me a nice sense of accomplishment.) This happens because most of my "scenes" seem to be about 300-500 words, and you would not believe how hard it is to just stop writing in the middle of a scene. You finish it or it haunts you the rest of the day.
Unfortunately, indulging my desire to write doesn't really lessen it. The story takes hold of me and I want to write more and more until I finish or until my life forces me to pay attention to it.
That is all. I'm off to tend my slightly-neglected homework now.