The month of October is now devoted to Plotting with a capital P.
In the past, I've not been too much of a detailed plotter, but knowing NaNo is coming and knowing I will be better equipped to type faster if I have a good idea where I'm going, I'm plotting with a vengeance.
So I'm dedicating the month of October to plotting. I've incorporated ideas from The Portable Plotting Board (More info about this on Seekerville), Debra Dixon's Goal, Motivation, Conflict, and a new computer program I came across called yWriter 4. I'm also incorporating some of the ideas from First Draft in 30 Days by Karen Weisner. It's a hodgepodge, but it is working for me.
So far, I feel as if I know my characters better and have a better grasp of the story I want to tell. This might be because this story is the third in a series and I've had the plot in my mind for quite some time, but it might also be because I'm being so deliberate about getting the story laid out and making sure all the parts fit before November 1st.
How about you? Virtual plotter? Outliner, Details, GMC's? Discovery writer? Headlight writer?