I’ve begun outlining and sketching characters for my NaNoWriMo novel. My professor of writing is supportive and I think I’m developing a potentially fruitful support group through Ravelry. 

I’m not typically one for in depth outlines, etc. One thing I shall do (and soon) is to draw a map of Balsam River, KY–the fictional town where the novel takes place. I find that I prefer realism, but I also prefer fictional or mostly fictional place settings in my writing–a little more freedom that way.
As far as knitting goes, it’s kind of being neglected. I shall post pictures of things one day. For now: nothing but boring words, words, words.