Struggling to get going? Maybe you need to do some more "thinking". Note the warning below from S. Joseph Levine, Michigan State University East Lansing:
'Assuming you've done a good job of "thinking about" your research project, you're ready to actually prepare the proposal. A word of caution - those students who tend to have a problem in coming up with a viable proposal often are the ones that have tried to rush through the "thinking about it" part and move too quickly to trying to write the proposal.'
See Levine's suggestions on PREPARING THE PROPOSAL.