More secrets revealed on her blog (including the answer to the question "to outline or not to outline."
First of all you need a computer. (Yeah, yeah, I know in the olden days they made do with quill, ink and paper, and typewriters—aargh! don’t get me started on how creepy and scary typewriters are—plus, whatever, this is not the olden days.)
We love the spreadsheet she starts at around 20,000 words. Note to self...try Excel next time.