I started my current novel-in-progress, currently titled “Stepsister”, in October last year. I began by prepping a partial outline, so that when November 1 rolled around, I would be ready to blast off with NaNoWriMo – 50,000 words in one month. My target was 1667 words per day.
Day one, I was off to a good start, with 1666 words. Day two: 1667 words. Day three: 566. Day four: 238.