No matter the end goal, an plan offers a clear roadmap for how to get there. plans support efficiency by assigning a time frame to individual steps in the process. They also make it easy to track progress, keeping projects on schedule and on budget. And having a written plan of provides accountability and a valuable reference tool. Creating a comprehensive plan can help ensure that desired outcomes are met in the most timely and effective manner possible.
We've met a lot of writers who use Evernote to plan, brainstorm (and sometimes even draft) their novels, so we are proud to be a corporate sponsor of NaNoWriMo for the fourth consecutive year. But as any fiction writer knows, the hardest part of any new work is figuring out what to write about in the first place: What happens next? What motivates these characters? What's this story about, anyway?