As you may have noticed, I've signed up for NaNoWriMo, which is short for National Novel Writing Month, which takes place every November.
Basically, the point of the contest is to write a 50 000 word novel from November 1st to 30th. Meanwhile, people from all over the world get together and have writing parties and participate in writing forums to prepare for the big event.
I already have a novel planned (Reading the Willow King), that I haven't started writing yet, that I will save until November to write like crazy. Wish me luck!
Check out the official website, if you dare. It sounds like a great idea, and they're raising money to build libraries in Laos.