Anybody who is passingly familiar with my writing is aware that my update speed is slower than the moon's orbit around Earth. I'm currently trying to beat that and wondering if people have actual "tricks" they use to make themselves write. Anybody who writes "just do it" will be pointedly ignored.
One of the things I do is have days where I set a rule that I'm not allowed to go to sleep until the next chapter is posted. Needless to say, I end up going to sleep between 5-6am with a hilarious chapter that is the product of a sleep-drunk mind, but this technique is not suitable for days when I need to get up in the morning, which is six out of seven days of the week.
The other thing I found helpful is to write tiny amounts between being constantly interrupted. I had a volunteer job a while back at a help desk, and jotting down a sentence or two between visitors for four hours a week ended up giving me the fastest update speed I've ever had. I no longer hold that post and it's not easy to just find a task where you can be constantly interrupted whenever you want to write.
The third thing I found helps is to do something incredibly frustrating. A while back, I was playing an exceedingly simple game on the computer that kept lagging even though my computer had more than enough processing power to run it, and it was a puzzle game that timed me through the lag and screwed up my score. Rage 10/10. I ended up putting my notebook next to my laptop and writing whenever it lagged, and sentences flowed (not even angry sentences). Fortunately or unfortunately, that game stopped lagging, so my rage levels have dropped along with my writing productivity.
Any tricks others would like to share or anybody find my tricks worked for them?