I have been trying to write for a long time now, and can't ever seem to get started. I'm a little nervous about the planning stages of a novel. I don't want to get going on one of my many ideas and just run out of steam or hit a block in the story with no way out. To make this worse I really know nothing about planning a novel. If there is anyone who can help me out and give me a few pointers about getting my ideas together and getting the frame work done that would be great. I have been trying to get these ideas out for awhile and I really do appretiate any advice.