This morning I was reading a page or two of my Walt Staunchfield book and I came across a chapter where he quotes a bunch of the masters. It's all about planning ahead, so I thought I'd copy them down here for your monday morning inspiration:
Milt Kahl: "9 out of 10 times before I animate I know exactly what I'm going to do" "The worst thing you can do is to get into anything before you know what you're doing."
Art Babbitt: "Think about your work before you sit down to do it. You must think and plan - you can't wing it."
Grim Natwick: "Planning it so that you know exactly where you're going..."
Ollie Johnston: "I think its in the planning. If you can plan the stuff out so you really know exactly what you're going to do...if you know exactly what you're going to do - and have it visualized - why you can do it pretty fast."
Ken Harris: "The only advice I know is to think it all out in your mind and then draw it the best you can..."