It is now November in the UK, and I am 874 words into NaNo. It might please you to know that I took virtually none of my own advice, and have a vague idea of what events need to happen but no real clue about the order, whether I’m going to write it chronologically at all, or really anything at all.
So I have 874 words of wing and a prayer. If in doubt, just crank ’em out. You may well surprise yourself.