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Discussion on: A Plan for Planning Your First Side Project

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Nick Janetakis • Edited on

Nice timing. I think planning projects are important too. Not to go crazy and create a 9000 page plan, but basically everything you wrote. It usually takes me around an hour or 2 for a decently sized project.

If you want to see an example of how I do this, I put up a time stamped 90 minute video doing this for a real new project I started a few days ago: nickjanetakis.com/blog/live-demo-o...

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Angelika Jarosz Author

Yes, also having things written out helps you free up more brain power for making progress, or makes it more obvious why you may want to change your plan!

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Nick Janetakis

Yeah, that exact concept is covered in the video. It's just like coding where getting it out and working is step 1. Then you can sit back and make it nice afterwards, and that almost feels like a reward because you got the hard part done already.