Quite a lot of Baseball players are superstitious (stereotype) and follow a vigorous routine before they begin playing; spitting, scratching, chewing, other unnatural and disgusting habits (and the occasional practice swing).
The other day, I settled myself down in front of my computer, preparing to start writing. My WIP was up on my screen, I had ideas of where I wanted to take it, I was fearless, my hands were poised. Then...nothing. It didn't feel right. Maybe I was just lazy? Instead, I flipped over to my Windows Media Player and watched two episodes of Gilmore Girls.
Do you have a necessary environment for successful writing; the correct lighting, room, beverage, music? I have my best results in a local coffee shop, with a vente Chai Tea Latte (cliche? Coffee makes my tummy hurt) and a scone. I think this is mostly because there are less shiny distractions. There's also something about sitting in a coffee shop while working on a story. It makes me feel busy and productive, like I could take over the world with my pen (Or at least successfully ask the cute guy sitting next to me what makes his coffee smell so yummy...wait...no fair shiny!).