Four Ways to Pre-Write Your Scenes from The Other Side of the Story is an informative approach to planning before you begin to write. I use a combination of all four suggestions. Have a look.
The Inevitable Ending You Know Is Coming from Live Write Thrive discusses an approach to creating the ending of your novel.
Time Marches On from The Other Side of the Story discusses how to deal with the passage of time in your novel.
The Old Man and The Pen is a 'story' from Copyblogger that's well worth a read for any writer.
Give It Time from Writerly Life suggests that it's a good idea to take your time over your novel.