I love Nanowrimo. For those not *in the know* it's National Novel Writing Month. A free online event where you sign up to say you'll try to write 50 000 words in one month. You "win" simply by completing. (You upload your book to their word count machine, so of course you could cheat. But why do that?)
My Nano profile (blue = participated, purple = won.)
My brother first heard of it and we both successfully participated in 2002.
I later did 2008, 2009 and 2010. (I went back to school from Sep 2003 - May 2008. Can you tell?) I get excited every October when Nano talk is in the air. It feels like the coming of a holiday.
I'm not sure whether to join in this year. I've got a job now, so I can guilt-free spend the time writing. And it's the first time I've got regular hours, so I could, in theory, get enough sleep. No cats or husband to neglect (shniff).
Every year I get off to a late start and then write like a fool the second half of the month. Which is fun. But not recommended. I know I'm capable of writing 2000/day cause I did it this past spring when I joined JJJ's writing group. First time I wrote the equivalent of a Nanowrimo at an even pace.
Guess I should make the forum /blog rounds and see who else is participating, cause it would be my first Nano year actively involved with writerly pals. I know one frog who must be doing Nano... let's go check her blog... Yep! Good ole Miss Steps. She's a Nano queen.