I think I am finally achieving a critical mass of novel planning this year. How can I tell? As I was driving home from work today, two of my characters began to interact with each other. I felt very much like the audience at a play (mind you, I was still paying attention to driving my car)–I had the radio off and was entertained by two of my protagonists having a long conversation with each other, even arguing with each other over certain points that I had to make a mental note to remember to include in the novel.
So how goes your preparation for November, now only half a month away? Are your characters beginning to get their own voices?