We're always attracted to the edges of what we are, out by the edges where it's a little raw and nervy.
Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you're doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing.
It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
The writer isn't made in a vacuum. Writers are witnesses. The reason we need writers is because we need witnesses to this terrifying century.