...and you find out where you should've begun.
Try and remember this as I'm sweating away on the final few scenes of a script that's way, way, way too long. I just have to get there. Find out where I'm going, then the joy of knowing where I should've begun. Getting to cut everything away.
I like not entirely knowing where a character will take me. This one took me up a mountain in Norway. I wasn't expecting that. But when I've got there I have to go back and find that first footstep which led them there. It's always there, somewhere. That's why you don't have to panic, just look properly and trust yourself a little bit.
Naughty, messy writer.