If you want to become a good writer, yes – you need to practice a lot but you also need to take notes. So make sure you have a notepad with you all the time. When you are in the bus, when you are walking to the subway, when you are at work, when you are at home preparing dinner. Those notes will be your guideline when you are ready to start writing, and also when you are stuck and feel like you can not think. Those notes will be helping you like a friend whispering in your ear.
Every aspect of life would have impact on what you write. If you feel sad, enthusiastic or happy these will effect what you write. If you are angry or feel ill, unless you want to write something depressive, it is better you stay away from pen and paper.
Some people prefer to use their electronic notepads to take notes. We of course need technology but when it comes to writing, I am more traditional. I like to use pen / pencil to transfer what I have in mind to my notes.
Quoted Enid Bagnold – “Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”
Do not push yourself too hard while writing. Things will eventually come if they are somwhere out there. If not, but if you are passionate enough – work hard, read a a lot- it will come out.