I just signed up for National Novel Writing Month. This is an exciting challenge to write the first draft of a novel in the month of November. I've completed the challenge twice in 2006 and 2008. It's fun and it keeps me on my toes to get the word count in every day. No excuses. I'm doing it.
If you want to join in on all the fun, go to www.nanowrimo.org. The fun starts on November 1 at midnight tonight.