Dithering may be the greatest hobble to productive writing. And the chief question that holds people back is what should I write today?
Which story or article should I work on? Which character needs a bio now? Which scene should I start?
Inspiration for a productive writer is welcome, but it does not constitute a plan.
I'll suggest some criteria for choosing what to work on in my next blog, but it is best if you come up with your own list. Once you do, it can be a tool for making your decision. But whether you are methodical in making your choices or you rely on intuition, make a commitment to tomorrow's writing today. In that way, you have a chance of beginning your work as soon as you sit down. (I like to have the decision made, and the first sentence written the day before.)
Knowing what you are going to write isn't the only way to prepare (and, for some, it is a given). More on that in the future. In the meantime, how do you prepare to write?