Reasons to Stop Planning and just WRITE

Uninspired Writers

NaNoWriMo is a great form of motivation for many writers. And getting words down on a page is so important while writing the first draft, even if those words aren’t the best. That’s what editing’s for! The project I’m working on is the one I have planned the least. I’m very pro-planning, although there are a number of cons as well as pros.

However, I’ve realised recently that sometimes you just have to stop planning and write. Here’s why:

You are putting off starting
It was Stephen King who once said “the scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.” And he’s right. Planning a novel, though not easy, is a bit of a comfort zone. You can play around with all the fun things, like choosing character names, exploring their personalities, figuring out plot twists. And I do agree that these things…

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