Almost every aspiring author thinks they need a destination when, in reality, they need a direction. You don’t need to know precisely where you’ll land to get to the place where you need to be. It’s just like life. (Ouh!) The people who carefully plan every aspect of their life and their final destination miss out on the richness of the world. In other words, they stifle opportunities and kill spontaneity. You can plan your book while also leaving room for creativity. The truth about writing is that it’s a humbling and enriching experience.