I don't know if you had to write lines at school. For those who didn't it went like this: You get caught being bad, and have to write either 2 sides or 4 sides of lines - depending how bad you were. We had 'The Beatles Receiver Receives Receipts', don't ask me why (other than the I before E rule), or who made it up. The big debate was ... is it easier to write a page of 'The' followed by a page of 'Beatles' etc, or was it easier to write the whole line.... There was never a conclusion to this.
With NaNo I'm getting stuck writing in a linear fashion, from beginning to end. So now, and here's the theory in practice, I'm writing the scenes I know I need, BUT ... in no particular order. Clever eh!
Eventually (29th Nov) I'll have a finished novel, and somehow it seems so much easier doing it this way.