Hi, My name is Emily. I am a 24 year old Dutch girl and I've always been in love with writing. All the more sad I haven't been able to finish a novel in all these years. I really want to work on that though, and joining a writing forum feels like it's going to push me in the right direction. I will participate in NaNoWriMo this year. I joined in 2011 and achieved my goal, but didn't get to 50k. This year I really want to, though! My biggest problem with not finishing a novel is that I jump right into my story without planning ahead. I know it's not mandatory to do some plot lining, but I really feel like that's where I mess up. I'm trying to fix that.