I've participated in National Novel Writing Month twice in the last 5 years. Here's the wiki and the official page. Basically it's trying to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. I've got my homework under control so I am going to try it again. It's my secret ambition to become a writer but I am out of the habit of consistently writing so I think this will be a good chance to get back in the groove.
I'm writing this here so you'll support me in my efforts, but more to see if anyone wants to give me any ideas and even give anyone who wants to the chance to be a character in my book. I don't plan on this being a serious attempt but rather a good exercise, so anything you suggest to me will almost certainly be in there unless it is morally objectionable (I'm looking at you Gordon). I also promise not to make fun of any actual person or put them into morally objectionable situations. So let me know i you want to be in my book and what you would like to be or do. Trust me, this is not an opportunity to be missed. A disclaimer: there is a very real possibility that this book will not be written if I find that I do not have time for it.