Nanowrimo? What the heck is that? Some of you may know November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as nanowrimo. Check out the website: www.nanowrimo.org. The idea is you push everything aside (except day jobs) and write 50,000 words by midnight, November 30. For those of you who keep planning to write a novel this can be an excellent kick in the pants.
Personally, I can't push everything aside for a whole month. I did do a similar write-non-stop-for-a-week one November with a group of RMFW folks and that was VERY valuable. It helped silence my inner critic.
I highly recommend aspiring novelists try this.