The real life thing is really bugging my proposal/short stories/ starting the next novel wrestle. And it is a a wrestle right now. I think it is guy thing (by all means tell me I am wrong), but I stand in awe of the authors who manage to juggle being a great parent/partner, some doing a day-job, and somehow writing 2-3 at once. Hey, I have small brain. It takes intensive focus to write, and if I whistle while I'm p!ssing, I wet my shoes. I find all that works for me is to do all the extraneous things that have to be done, and then switch off the incoming e-mail, and close any websites, make myself some really strong coffee, and stare at the screen until I get something done.
It works really well... in part.
I can stare at the screen for hours.
I've achieved a lot of screen staring like this.
Seriously: it is a creative process, and easier to get there for some than others. Your mechanism - be it write 200 words a day, or play Ravel's Bolero - is almost cetainly not the same as mine. Take any advice on this with shovels of salt... but do write. And somehow, finish.