So when you start a journey, you don't just get in the car and drive, right? You plan. You schedule. You pack. You map the route. You double check the list. I know I do.
Why, then, when I start a new WIP, do I have such a hard time prepping? There is absolutely no reason why I should not plot, outline, snowflake, analyze characters, blah blah blah before I sit staring at a blank screen. Of course I don't know what happens next, I don't know my characters yet!
But I somehow feel like I'm "not writing" if I'm not writing. Why is that? The planning stages are just as important as the traveling or the arriving. Be Prepared! That's what the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts say.
Maybe I just need to go away for a few days and relax. And come back refreshed. Maybe.