So you are ready to write your novel. Excellent. Are you prepared? The last thing you want when you sit down to write your first draft is to lose momentum. Have you figured out the key traits of your characters so that you know how they will react in each scene? Have you decided on the climax of your narrative so that you can lay all the groundwork to get there?
Think of this e-book as your training regimen. Trying to run a marathon without taking the time to prepare your body would be hugely difficult. Maybe not impossible, but certainly harder than if you had spent the time getting your muscles ready. Similarly, it?s not impossible to write a book without spending time preparing for it, but thinking through the essential elements of your story will make the whole process run smoother.
Give yourself a few weeks before you start writing to think through your narrative, plan out your key plot points, flesh out your characters, and begin to build your world. Then, when you begin your writing journey, you will have a map to follow along the way.