Okay fellow writers... Homework time!
Janet Friedman, an editor at Writer's Digest runs a very excellent blog. If you are serious about writing, I heartily suggest checking her out.
Anyhow, today's post talks about NaNoWriMo and has some really important stuff that it is vital for all of you to read before you dive into November.
I skimmed through all four blog posts she recommends and I completely agree with what they're saying. I only wish I had read them before last year's NaNo!