November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, and it's the 30 days in which crazed writers write a 50,000 word novel (um, that's not a novel, but never mind) and/or die trying. And they report their progress each day. And urge each other on. And, at the end, get a certificate.
I'm not participating, but I did a few years ago. And the result didn't completely suck, which is why it forms the seed inside the novel I'm currently working on.
So, to all you NaNoWriMo-ers, get those pencils sharpened. And good luck!