Well, I did it! I signed up for National Novel Writing Month. I've never participated before, although I've heard of it for awhile. It sounds like a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to meeting other authors and to challenging myself in this way.
The goal is to start November 1st and write through November 30th; a 50,000 word, 175 page novel. It's not a contest, it's just promoting writing. "Thirty days of literary abandon" is the motto. Just get out there and write! What a kick.
If you're interested in participating, visit their website at http://www.nanowrimo.org/ and sign up yourself! If you do, I'll see you there!