In the past I have created games using scratch, alice and app inventor. I took the following introduction classes: Java, C++, HTML. All of these I found to be both easy and enjoyable. About 6 months ago I sat down with the goal to create a android game after learning how everything worked. My biggest problem wasn't the code as much as the motivation needed to learn it outside of a school environment. I've read so many reports of things being "so" easy to program via android that I figured I wouldn't have much trouble. Either that wasn't true or I'm no where near as good as I thought I was because I'm still at the very beginning stages.
So how did you guys managed to stay focused on your very first projects that you were doing solo. I don't have a team and I really suck as a artist. But until I produce something, even something small no one is going to take me seriously enough.