Would you be interested in a review from moi? We've already done a swap before, so this would probably be one-sided. I've been jonesing for a good, rainy, cyberpunk story. I trust you with providing the goodness. You know what my reviews are like from last time. It's up to you.
If so, I can get to it in the next week or two. It probably won't be super-quick as I've gotten really behind on my own writing, but it should be at least two weeks max. If not, no worries.
As far as ergonomics goes... I've recently found out how much a distance of five feet in the house can completely destroy a person's efficiency. When my comp was temporarily at the dinner table for a few months, I was perfectly organized and was blowing through chapters like crazy. Than the Sig-O got a new desk and wanted the comp moved. Now, it's exactly five feet away on the far wall and everything's gone to pot as far as chapter output, lol. I guess the lesson with this is, if you have a set-up where you're actually working as a writer... Don't ever let someone else come in and mess with your stuff. Even if you don't believe in things like feng shui, the simple act of someone messing with your mojo can really throw things out of whack.
I wasn't that sensitive to my surroundings when I first started writing. I used to be able to write just about anywhere. I crowded hallway at university; just fine. At work even if it got busy; just fine. In the driver's seat of a car waiting to pick someone up after work; no problem. In a Starbucks trying to ignore all the insipid hipsters because I had a forced meeting with someone; tolerable. On the bus or subway; just fine, despite the nosy potheads. Now, however, even a change of light, a distracting sound, a bad selection of background music, or even the time of day can affect me pretty bad. Oh, and I prefer to write between the hours of 8pm and 5am; I'm nocturnal (and I'm less likely to be bothered by unwanted guests).
What I found out recently, and much to my dismay, is that motivation and frame of mind are everything. If you have a strong audience and a feeling of accomplishment with your story, it actually reinvigorates you. You can put up with almost anything, even if your life isn't completely in order. Just a simple, "thanks for the chapter" once every couple of weeks from someone stopping by can completely change your mood. Handing your stuff off to a beta reader and seeing their face contort with emotion at what you write (good or bad) means the world. Seeing some kind of accomplishment whether that's gaining a new reader, or seeing your Patreon grow, or getting a review can make you want to pump out more writing like crazy. Hell, some people can get motivation from getting bad reviews, trolling comments, and being slagged on. It makes them want to work harder, revise their story to be stronger, or keep going despite the odds.
The worst is working in a vacuum; especially if you're doing a web-serial (normal novel/short story manuscripts aren't so bad). Not seeing growth or accomplishment will sap your desire to keep going faster than anything else. That's where I am right now. The worst part is that I'm not getting slagged on anymore, like when I started. People come by and seem to like (or at least tolerate) what I'm doing, but all I see is crickets. My readership is decent and my read-through rate is pretty high, but no one is interacting. The comments (meaningful or trolling) have all dried up. People (seem to) like what they see but never leave reviews unless I offer a swap or incentive. I don't think I've seen a single half-assed, "thanks for the chapter" in over a year. Pardon the sour grapes, but I'm trying to get to a point. There's as much to practical ergonomics as there is to mental state.
I'm an organization fiend. I have perfectly organized folders (on computer and in drawers) filled with notes, reference points, world-building details, maps, character sketches, and plans for my work. Ever since I tried Scrivener, it has become a black hole for my time. Not only is it great for keeping everything organized (plus I like seeing a live word-count at the bottom of the chapter as motivation), it also lets me dump in all the notes I need for the story I'm working on. I use programs like Aeon Timeline to chart out advanced histories for my current story. I can tell you when a certain character was born, what events happened at every point of their life, and world events stretching back almost 36,000 years. I can tell you the exact day, month, and year everything happens. I have entire folders filled with in-world languages for translation in notes and spreadsheets. I have an active (on harddrive) web database with notes and a very glitchy search protocol for everything. My current world map (1/6th of the main world currently) is now 8.47 gigs large. It actually takes about 20 minutes to load and 8 minutes to save updates on my comp. I've yet to mention any major trade routes in my work, but they're there if anyone asks, lol.
I only use white-boards for D&D stuff right now. I know Patrick Rothfuss still has huge chalkboards in his basement with all of the currency info for his novel series. I think he has pictures on his twitter or something.
As far as the soul-sucking vacuum goes, it's taken its toll on me in the last month. My health bottomed out pretty hard in March and I was diagnosed with CFS (which I still don't agree with, but whatever). Now, I'm having to be more mindful of my surroundings and frame of mind when I write. I've dug out my old netbook and have been doing that while sitting on the couch, or if I'm totally out of it in bed. I still have to get the work done, but it often feels like I'm spinning my wheels. I think if I can see some kind of actual progress again, I'll be able to fight against the condition I'm in. The best way out is through. Fluorescent lamps have become candles. Old wooden chairs and hard floors while writing have now become comfy office chairs. I now understand why most authors become alcoholics. I don't drink, have no vices other than too many D&D books strewn about, and I think that's actually my problem. Writers I know who are alcoholics or chain-smokers seem better off than I am, lol. Oh, and also worth mentioning, I absolutely hate people around me when I write now. I used to be able to handle crowds or gawkers, but not anymore. All it takes is for the Sig-O to lean over, or someone to make a comment, or someone to be distracting in the background and I rage (Jack Torrence style). It doesn't affect my writing output, but does affect my nerves. I'm not a dancing monkey, I'm doing work, so people can -back off-.
Considering tools of the trade... I'm fine with my old Qwerty keyboards. My writing output is usually pretty high, and I can get at least 2,000 words done in an hour and a half. I used to be able to get between 12,000 to 30,000 words done in a night, but now I'm petering out around 6,000-8,000 due to writer's angst. My preferred keyboard is the one on my netbook, even though it's cramped up; it feels good. The way the keys feel is great. The keyboard I'm using on the PC right now is clunky, but I can still keep my WPM high. I really like the keys on my old 1920's typewriter, but I type so fast with it that I have to keep flicking the heads to get them untangled every line or so. It's good for short story manuscripts, but not for web serials. If I'm absolutely strapped, I even use my phone or tablet to get a story bit done if I'm away from a computer for a long stretch. My WPM is pretty high on my phone but the spelling and grammar drops out. My tablet is a bit slower and I often get distracted wanting to play games, so I only use it as a last resort.
TL;DR of the above... Get yourself in a setting that you have absolute control over for writing. Minimize distractions (and keep others out). Do whatever you need to do to keep your workload high and yourself focused. Take lots of breaks if you need them, but if you're on a streak, never step away. Scrivener is good, there's other great programs out there as well. More than anything, you need to be in a good mental space for the long haul with your projects. You need to feel real accomplishment in what you do. You need to know you're growing your audience with a web serial, otherwise just write it as a finished manuscript before you upload anything so you don't have to deal with the crushing silence. Some people need encouragement, other's don't. If you're one that doesn't, good on you. If you need encouragement, find it, or you'll end up wanting to go all Hunter S. Thompson at X-mas. Bad times.