I've also been having a rather stressful time at work over the past week, and that isn't helping with my creative productivity. Sometimes it just isn't possible to block out the distractions. Especially when the distractions are big enough to keep me from sleeping. Nothing usually does that. I don't sleep a lot, but when I do, I sleep hard. This week? Lots of lying awake at 3am trying to distract myself with stories that will probably never be written.
I hope by the beginning of next week all the work-stress will be resolved. I need to settle down and decide what I'm going to work on next and how I'm going to approach it.
And I need to figure out how to make this damned synopsis work. Anyone have any guidelines or examples that work?