On the other hand, there's the school of thought that NaNoWriMo is a month where you start utterly and completely from scratch--you're already restricted to not writing anything before it starts (technically . . . there are "rebels", and I was one last year, who break that rule and work on something they've already begun), but some writers just plunge in without any preparation, other than an idea.
Me, I'm planning to compromise, as I find that if I think too hard about something for too long I'll drive out the enthusiasm I had for it, and if I don't plan a thing then I'll lose steam and get completely lost. At the moment I have a very rough outline, and I have character and setting inspiration, but I'm leaving a lot of room for improvisation as I go along this November.
After all, that's where a bit of the fun lies.
If you're doing NaNoWriMo, where you do fall? Plotter, pantser, in-between? What do you think is the best approach?
And also, this is my 601st post! I didn't even notice until today when I glanced at the list of posts I'd published. NaBloWriMo has helped that, of course . . . and speaking of NaBloWriMo, it's almost over. Sadly.
-----The Golden Eagle