Good Luck to Me.
I just joined National Novel Writing Month. I have no idea what I want to write, not even what genre. We'll see if I actually write anything. It seems like only about 10-15% of entrants actually finish their novels.
The deal is, you have to write a (probably very crappy) novel of at least 50,000 words by midnight on November 30. And you can't start writing until November 1. No previously-written prose allowed. And with my exam on November 3, it doesn't look like I'll be writing anything before November 4. Hey, that's only 1852 words per day!
They don't judge the novels. They don't even read them. You e-mail it to them, and they use a robotic word counter to verify that you do in fact have 50,000 words, then they delete your e-mail. You own the rights to the novel, and can try to get it published if you want (some of these novels have been published, which makes me wonder if they were really written in 30 days, but whatever).
V, I dare you to join with me!!!
Alternatively, the Defective Yeti (see my Links) is having a write-a-short-story-in-a-week thing for people like himself who found the novel-in-a-month thing too overwhelming.
For some reason, at this moment I am compelled to write the word: Boogers.
I don't know why.