That's a good way to approach it. Doesn't matter if it makes sense at this point - just get it out there on the page!For myself, I just start writing. Not intelligent stuff, not good stuff, just whatever pops into my head. Story related or otherwise, chapter one or the final conflict. Feels good to have something on the page.
I've heard that some people draw up an outline before November starts and work off that. Others just fly by the seat of their pants and fill in the details as they come to them. I tend to adopt the latter approach. I think about my novel while I'm not actively writing it, considering scenes and connections that I want to make. Then I file them away in my brain until I get back in front of the old laptop and get to typing. It may not fit with your writing approach, but I suggest that you don't get caught up in the all the little details at this point. Just write whatever comes to mind, even if it makes no sense, or even (especially!) if it runs contrary to what you did have in mind for your plot. Remember, "meh, I'll fix that in edit...."I'm seized up on details of life in the setting and making commitments to plot, characters, and symbols.
It is for me.It might be easier to fix the story in edit/rewrite than to get it right the first time.
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