I've been working on a middle grade (?) for about two months now which I've been calling "Lil Red" because it's a Little Red Riding Hood spinoff. Writing things here and there, character building and sketching, world building and figuring out the theme before NaNoWriMo begins. I figured if I have an idea to start with, 50,000 words will be a bit more manageable (maybe?)
I found that drawing the characters and settings forced me to get to know these people and places more than I ever could if I just wrote about them.
Here is an example I would like to share, apart of the PiBoIdMo and NaNoWriMo count down.