Never underestimate your power as a writer to procrastinate. If you think it's time to sit down to work on your novel, rugs will need squaring, curtains will need washing, and bits of lint will need to be plucked off all your sweaters.
I know this. I'm writing a novel. There. I said it in a public venue (as public as you can get with four readers). I said it and now I am committed to finishing it, because it's "out there." Now pardon me while I go put the kettle on. I like to hear it tick and whistle while I write. Or write about writing.
And in the meantime, here are two valuable and interesting links for writers, which I have read and enjoyed (squandered time):
The Lester Dent Pulp Paper Master Fiction Plot (Lester Dent wrote the Doc Savage series)
Ten Rules for Writing Fiction