So let's do some catch-up!
Your first 2 pages are dedicated to the things that you love about stories and that will make you feel positive about being a writer.
Your next 2-4 pages will be the parking lot that you put all of your ideas about THIS novel.
Don't have much of a novel idea yet? No worries! These pages are meant to be filled in on your writing journey. Even while in mid-NaNoing you can put jotting down those little blips of thoughts that you might like to use.
As I told my students, if all you know is that you want to include these amazing green shoes that you came up with, then put that down on your page! The key is to put down any little thing you think might fit in your novel. If you change your mind about, don't cross it out! You never know when these little jems will come in handy! Even just a list of character names you like will be useful when you need that one-shot character to deliver a message!
Remember, it doesn't always have to be a written list. I'm a word-based planner, but magazine collages or even a novel pintrest page can accomplish the same thing - just be sure that you won't get too sidetracked when it comes time for writing. Have an offline version of your digital journal if you've started one.
I'll be sticking to my notebook!
And I can't wait to get to Step 3! It is my favourite part of planning!
If you've prepared your idea parking lot pages, tweet me #Step2Complete
I will try to get mine done soon so that I can get us going on the next step. I want to have my steps down ahead of my students as best I can.