I have just discovered a feature in wordpress to do full-screen distraction free writing. The idea is to remove all visual distractions from the computer so that the only thing you can focus on is your writing.
Managing distractions is something that I have always done at work. I turn of notifications for emails and twitter, and I work with a minimal text editor when coding. When possible I avoid using the mouse because even the 1 second that it takes to remove your hand from the keyboard is enough to derail a train of thought.
I hope to write more often next year. and this distraction free writing concept will help make my writing time more focused and productive.