How do each of us achieve the right frame of mind? Right now I should be writing, but at this precise moment in time I'm feeling no connection with either my characters or my story, and even feel that writing at such a time could be detrimental to my work. This happens from time to time and I don't let it bother me, but I do wonder why it happens. The obvious reason is that we all have other life commitments to take care of, but I'm more concerned about how people overcome this feeling of distance from their story and characters - not in as much as balancing their writing with life, but finding that 'frame of mind' when they find themselves with no other commitments, yet can't settle into a writing session. I guess the old adage of 'just write' is sound advice; write and the frame of mind will take care of itself, but I'd still be interested to hear other's views.