A while back I found this website with a free download called YWriter. I haven’t tried it yet but apparently it’s a free software that will help you write a novel. Here is the list of features from the website:
Organise your novel using a ‘project’.
Add files to the project, each containing a chapter.
Add a summary to each file, showing the scenes in each chapter.
Print out summary cards, showing the structure of your novel.
Display the word count for every file in the project, along with a total.
Saves a log file every day, showing words per file and the total. (Tracks your progress)
Saves automatic backups at user-specified intervals.
Allows multiple scenes within chapters
Viewpoint character, goal, conflict and outcome fields for each scene.
Storyboard view, a visual layout of your work.
Re-order scenes within chapters.
Move scenes from one chapter to another.
Automatic chapter renumbering.
You can download it here. Try it out and let me know or maybe I’ll begin my novel. give me some ideas.