On replying to another blog post on NaNoWriMo, That is National Novel Writing Month, where you write your 50,000 word novel in 30 days. The other blogger said she got into it and was different, and driving her nuts, and she then had to do some prep work before continuing, and so on, in that way. Maybe some of you are seeing and reading that too. I commented: “Read this with interest, as I wanted to do the NaNoWriMo thing also after reading the book on the subject, before going to the website. I found the book by accident in a “Home Goods” store. So, I thought it was an omen.  I really appreciate all you said about your prep stuff. However, my understanding of the NaNoWriMo concept is that you can do all that after you knock out the 30 day 50,000 word version. As the title of the little book is: NO PLOT? NO PROBLEM. So, it’s only a technique thing anyway. I came across last week a writer’s argument about whether one works from an outline or not. So, that’s it. If one is going to do the NaNoWriMo, as intended, forget the prep.”