One of the things I want to do is write a story (we are all meant to have one great novel in us, after all). Over the years I have started to write and then hit a brick wall with my ideas, unable to figure out how to take them any further. Lately, I can’t even focus on how to get started with a story, let alone anything else, and this is currently a source of burning frustration for me.

I know what part of the problem is. I am easily distracted, which straight away doesn’t help. My attention will wander all too easily, and I know this happens but I don’t know what to do about it.

I also find it difficult to focus. My brain is a whirlwind of ideas, none of which will solidify into something that can then be developed. I dare say I am slowly driving myself mad with this.

Finally, I work full-time, and by the time I come home, I don’t have the energy to plow into writing something. From somewhere, I need to find that energy.

The three things I need then are:

  1. No Distractions
  2. Greater Focus
  3. More Energy.

Answers on a postcard please.