Anyway, I came across an idea from a blog (and if I stole this from you, let me know and I'll like and offer props) where the writer spends five minutes before they write planning out what they're going to write about. I don't usually do that for short stories. Normally I have a beginning or a ending and a character and I just go with it. When it works, it's like magic. But when it doesn't, it gets frustrating.
So, rather than doing what I normally do when I'm frustrated, I'm going to quit wanking and get planning. Tonight, I'm going to spend just five minutes writing out what I intend to write about. We'll see if that bit of structure helps with my productivity. I'll let you know tomorrow if it works.