National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is just around the bend and I was curious as I don't think I've ever seen it mentioned here. Has anyone here every participated? Anyone ever make it? NaNoWriMo is a friendly "competition" designed to encourage people to stop saying, "I'd like to write a novel someday" and get them to actually write one. So, starting November first, and ending November thirtieth, participants are given the task of writing 50,000 words. Note, the task is not to write a "good" novel, but to just sit down and force yourself to write the words. Cleaning it up into something presentable is then the authors option after the fact. But, getting it started is the name of the game here. I've done 50,000 words in two weeks before, but haven't ever actually participated in the competition. I'm thinking of signing up this year, and thought it'd be interesting if there were more TFW2005ers that took part in it. Anyone else going to give it a shot this year?