Everyone has them and they come in all variety of forms.
They keep you from getting into a routine and shift your attention away from doing what needs doing. After all - often enough those "distractions" might be the thing that needs doing!
You always hear though, that if you want to write - you need to write no matter what. You need to focus and find the time to do it. Even though there might be various life issues (or in the case of Idol, special powers) trying their best to shift your attention.
What are your tips for keeping that focus? What works for you? What have you found doesn't? (I'm sure there have been plenty of experiments that haven't worked out all that well in the past! ;) )
How do you manage to make the process "fun"? Is that something you consider to be important, or is the suffering part of your craft? :P