Everything you need to know about writing a novel in one condensed blog post by literary agent Nathan Bransford. I read through it and did a mental check against my own current manuscript to ensure I hadn't missed anything (and found a couple areas I could probably improve on in the current revision). Here's the link, check it out: How to Write a Novel
I think maybe I'll print his post and use it as a checklist for my brainstorm in preparation for NaNoWriMo this year. Hmmm, not a bad idea.