Sometimes the preparation for a first draft reside a little too much in the left part of the brain. All this work I find fun but it does not take of if I also do not engage the right side of the brain before diving into writing the first draft. This part is a little less obvious and doesn't figure as easily on a to-do list. Here I try to break it up anyway.
This procedure means that I will pick up the pen and write and at the beginning of writing a book I think that is the most important thing. But hopefully it also means that the synopsis starts to emerge.