I finally started my new MS. I know, I know, I said I was going to do all this planning, and research, and..., but you know what? It just didn't work for me. I honestly tried, but I just couldn't stick with it. I kept finding too many distractions.
I know a lot of people spend a lot of time up front preparing to write, and I really admire that. What steps do you take, and how do you keep yourself motivated while you're in the planning stage?