Not much more to say than that, but perhaps, I will. The more you write, the more you want to write. I am not advocating for binge writing, for hours and hours of writing in spite of having no desire to do so. That leads to frustration and burn out. I am advocating for consistency, a daily practice that nurtures your mind, your creative self.
Certainly, we have to learn a great many tools to be successful as academic writers, and if we are not focused on one or two or even three articles (or whatever) than all the writing in the world would add up to little. Yet, engaging in the discipline of writing each and every day (or most days), year after year leads to deeper thinking, deeper practice, and the results we want. It also increases our motivation for writing. Writing, begets writing.
On Twitter the other day, a wise young scholar presented what I would call a professional/academic mission statement. It reminded me that I wrote this down as a title for a potential blog post many moons ago and made a few notes. So, no time like the present, even though this is going to be a short post.
An academic/professional mission statement is a statement of intent about what your scholarly work stands for, and/or what you stand for as a scholar. There are many uses of creating a mission statement: clarity of purpose for self; putting out your intention to the world; having a lens/filter to help you in your decision making process; and, as a pitch to other scholars/organizations/practitioners about how you might of value/service to them, ect.
Regardless of what you do with it, is a healthy process, intentionally considering what you stand for, what your mission is, and what you hope to achieve as the organization of you.
Without being prescriptive, think of yourself as an organization; this will help you get outside of yourself just a bit, and help to keep your expectations realistic. Write a mission statement for yourself. Share it with a trusted colleague for feedback (or me, if you wish!!)