NaNoWriMo is the most popular time of the year for writers around the world. It give the chance and insanity to write a novel in a month- or fun with the writers like I do. Pre-planning is essential in order to even put down one word... to have an idea and a general direction of what to write. These blogs can give great inspiration: Rachelle Gardener, Frankie, and WillowRaven. There are more too which some are listed on the side/or I follow.
General idea for this year's NaNo novel: The main character will be a sea creature that, despite its size, has great powers and potential. However it is on its own to figure out what it wants to do.
Good thing about this novel is I can literally draw out this character... okay a novel is writing not made up of a bunch of drawings so maybe images will be a good start.