I love writing (as I assume most people here do!) but at the moment I've really, really been struggling to just focus, knuckle down and actually get something down on paper. I'm currently on my summer holidays before I go back to university in September and I decided to forego a summer job this year to try and write my first novel... but it's just not happening. I've got it all planned out, with individual chapter summaries, story arches and key plot-points all neatly organised, but now it's come to writing for prolonged periods of time it I just can't stay focused at all. I'd been hoping to write about 1000 words a day, but in reality it's ended up being a fraction of that. It's not just a problem with writing- I seem to have a chronically short attention span for anything that doesn't involve physical activity and rarely manage to sit through entire TV shows or movies without getting bored or restless and finding something else to do. The only real advice my friends have been able to give me is simply not letting myself do other things until I've hit my daily goals, but I find it near-impossible to be creative in the slightest when my brain is screaming at me to go and do something else instead. I'd be curious to know if anyone else has had similar difficulties with focusing on their writing (or other activities, for that matter) and what can be done to alleviate this problem because it's really starting to cause me issues. Thanks in advance!