So far, my method for getting ready for NaNoWriMo has been:
Stage 1: Hubris. (I'm absolutely going to come up with an idea this month AND organize it.)
Stage 2: Fear. (Why I got no ideas?)
Stage 3: Adrenaline. (I got an idea. Look! It's so good! See how it squishes into Scrivener perfectly. If I keep waking up to work at 4 a.m.