Everyone has a different level of comfort when it comes to running their games. Personally, I love being fully prepared for a game session. If I have the time to get everything set up I find that things run a lot better. Unfortunately, I don't always have the time and end up having to wing things.
Today I want to discuss just how much you like - or can get by with - having planned versus how much you like to wing it. Now, both have their advantages. Winging it shines when the players go off the plan and end up going in new directions. Preparation shines when the players dig into something and find that there is a lot of meat on the plot's bones.
So, how much do you like of either?
Like I said, I prefer having a lot planned, but generally I can get by with the broad strokes being planned and winging some of the linking stuff. I dislike having to wing the entire session - though I can and often do for the first few sessions of a game or arc to get afeel for what is going on. How about yourself?