It might still be the middle of October but it's still time to start getting ready for Nanowrimo. If you're not familiar with it, Nanowrimo stands for National Novel Writing Month and the goal is to write 50,000 words in the month of November. It's a great, fun way to get into the habit of the writing every day and if you start now you can really build the habit of writing into your daily life.
Now, why start prepping now? Well, even if you are a pantser (you don't outline beforehand) there are still a ton of ways you can start now to give yourself the best chance for success. Now these tips are going to be entirely focused on your life outside of writing. I'll write another blog post about writing tips to prep for Nanowrimo next week. But you don't just wake up on November 1 and suddenly have all the time in the world to write. You're going to have to build that into your life, and that's where starting ahead can really help.