I think everyone has to plan their own way, according to their own levels of comfort and flexibility.
It didn’t click for me until I discovered Kanban boards. Without that, I don’t believe I would have ever published a book. I was too scattered, trying to hold everything in my head. The Kanban lets me get it all onto the board in bite-sized sticky note reminders. 😉
I don’t plan 🙁 and I’m the queen of disorganization. I’ve tried but it seems it never works out if plan something.