It's time to get ready for National Novel Writing Month or “Thirty days and nights of literary abandon,” according to the official website. The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. I succeeded in this goal year before last. That novel is still set aside awaiting revision, but I had a lot of fun writing it.
You sign up at the website and visit daily to record the number of words you’ve written, check up on your friends’ progress, and read the message boards. There are regional events (like write-ins at local coffee shops where you don’t have to be lonely writing every day!) This one is certainly worth checking out.