The Contents Page is often undervalued as a place to connect with your reader. It’s a bit of an afterthought. And yes, the physical doing of creating the page, attributing the page numbers and making it all pretty will certainly be done further down the track. However, it is definitely worth creating a Contents Page during writing, for a few reasons.
Read about this great strategy in the full article I wrote for IngramSpark here: Why You Should Add A Contents Page As You Write