Your problem is most likely choosing the wrong spell.
I will tell you here exactly what is wrong with these spells you're doing.
They are fantasy, fluff.
They won't work. Simple as it can be.
No "Vampire" spells or "flying" spells will work for you, sorry to ruin the bubble.
Now then, if you actually want your spells to work, you need to make the right choice of spells to cast, which you can do it you know what you're choosing.
The spells you choose to cast basically have a huge influence over the outcomes you're expecting to get by attempting using some advanced spell work, which means they should be designed specifically for your intents, desires, and the main motived you had for the need to cast spells.
Using good spells is metaphorically the same as using good tools and packages for your living. Which is exactly why you must have a good spells while getting to work with spells and casting.
So, what you need is to have a spell which chooses specifically your intents as it was designed for this reason. Secondly, the spell must me comfortable for your use and you should be able to feel connection with it, which means that it is the right spell for you to choose for your casting.
Finally, the spell must be logic, and magically possible to achieve. Which means, spells associated with fluff and fantasy are a huge waste of time, which is something you do not choose. The real magic spells though, who spiritually has the potential to work, are the spells you should work with and get the best of results, considering the fact it spiritually has a lot of potential to work.
Whenever you're trying to look for a spell, check these criterions by asking yourself: does this spell choose my intents, desires and motives? Do I personally like this spell? (yes, you must feel good with yourself while casting the spell. It is important for you to like the spell as it's your "tool"). Is this spell accurate enough to achieve my goals?
Good luck, and do refrain for using fluffy / fantasy related spells.