April 1st is synonym for something else than pranks for us writers! For motivation, writers can sign up to Camp NaNoWriMo.
The aim is to write a novel in a month (or short story, or collection or whatever you want!) without the pressure of the 50k imposed in November. There are 2 camp sessions, one in April starting today, another one in August. If you sign up (it’s free) you can update your stats and keep track of your progress (you’d be surprised how motivating is is to see the word count go up every day!).
Good luck and happy writing!