National Writing Month started today - the task of writing 50,000 words in 30 days - and I'm participating for the second time. Last year, I was talked into it on the very day it started, so I had very little time to come up with an idea for a plot.
This year, I'm more prepared and am excited to get started for real.
NaNoWriMo presents an excellent excuse to get some words out. What you write doesn't have to be perfect - that's what editing and December are for. And the more you write, the easier it gets. The support from your writing buddies is also valuable, and if seeing that your friends are ahead of you on the word counts won't push you to write, nothing will!
If you're participating, happy writing! If not - why?