Still trying to decide between a KOTOR novelization/continuation or part 2 of The Invisibles (previous NaNoNovel). Though, I might do something completely different. As for Planning or Pantsing, I've done both. For some stories it worked better to spend October researching stuff and getting excited to start on November 1, for some the "stream of consciousness" method worked better. Last year I wrote a collection of 4 stories (KOTOR era, Order 66, Empire Strike Back-ish, and Jedi Academy era) so I could switch back and forth if I got stuck on one. Of course, some of the characters jumped out, and eventually got their own novel for CampNaNo. The first became backstory for the second! I like Write or Die once in a while, if I fall behind. Usually I have the main file for the novel, and notes either go in a second file, or at the bottom for NaNo. If I think of something for later, I just put in a line of asterisks and write it down. I also mark where I left off writing with something I can put in the "Find" bar - usually something like QQQ that won't be found elsewhere. That way I don't have to scroll through everything. If I need word count, I like to find something to describe. I think I got almost 1000 words from the thoughts and actions of a guy trying to fool the villain into thinking he was a professional dancer last year.