Are you itching to put pen to paper, or rather fingertips to the keyboard? Are plots bouncing in your head? Or, are you feeling frightened of the process? Don't fret if the answer is … all of the above. The back and forth between fear and motivation is normal and possibly even needed. Motivation keeps you going. Fear, when not paralyzing, can encourage preparedness. Like with any plan of action, preplanning can save you headaches. This chapter helps you map your path to publication and avoid some of the more common pitfalls.