Voice of God wrote:
When I did my JulNoWriMo, I spent about a month writing notes on story and character, making sure I had enough material for a solid novel and that I knew where I was going with it. That bit of preparation enabled me to hit my daily goals easily, because I never got stuck or had to think too hard about what was next. I was able to just focus on writing the chapter in front of me, as I already had the basics worked out on paper.
If nothing else, planning can help you avoid an unexpected block halfway through!
That's what I've done! At the moment, I really just want to start writing now!