The key thing missing from my writing recently is writing. A consistent output of writing. I can't remember a period of time greater than two days in a row where I spent time on my novel.
The advice given from anyone and everyone, including myself, is to write everyday, no matter how little you plan to do each day. It's good practice, it keeps you immersed in the story, and it ensures that your novel is always moving forward to its completion.
It's taken me six years to get where I am - but if you added up the number of days that I've sat at the computer or with a notepad to work on the novel, I would doubt it would be more than a year's worth of work. That says something - and I'm not getting any younger.
Fifteen minutes a day sounds realistic. So my goal is at least fifteen minutes a day for the next 100 days starting from yesterday, the day after the harrogate festival.
From one day to the next ... to completion.