I can honestly say that with the many blank screens I've sat through as well as those with "sit down and just write" attitudes, I've rarely gotten past chapter one of any novel I've started, which ranges to about fifty a year. I've only ever finished one long piece that I consider a novella and another short memoir that may never grow in content but will always see changes. As I'm taking my two current projects a bit more serious than ever, one more than the other, I believe that I will seriously produce a good work this time, because I've been planning out this plot for three years and have recently cracked down on revising those plans to give it a certain uniqueness. What do you all have to say about breaking away from long hours of staring at a blank screen, followed by a half our of staring at half a page you soon delete. And what do you all feel about "sit down and write" versus planning the whole thing from the beginning? These are two discussions I wished I could have had years ago, and so I hope that others benefit from the results of this thread.