Objectives Provide Story Momentum
When the objective is clear and the character is moving towards it, the reader will stay with the story, at least until they reach a natural break in the narrative.
But ever be reading a book and you find yourself in a section where not much is happening, no great action or set piece, but you can’t stop reading?
You go from one line to the next and it’s like you’re leaning forward as you’re going down a hill and it would almost be more effort to stop than to just keep going.
That’s the power of momentum.
Lot's on your list but nothing started? Take imperfect action...
Absolutely you should dot your i’s, cross your t’s and sense check what you do by reflecting on it and gauging opinions. If you know you need to take action though and you’re feeling stuck, don’t wait for it to look and feel perfect. Make a decision now and update, adapt, or modify as you go. Taking imperfect action will create momentum and give you a great opportunity to evolve, it’ll also free you up to take action on other projects. Doubtful? Try it and see!