The goal of NaNoWriMo is to write the rough draft of a novel with a minimum total word count of 50,000 words. The catch is that you've only got the 30 days in November to write it.
I've participated in NaNoWriMo every November since 2011. I enjoy the challenge, the company (the web page is full of forums and chat rooms where you can chat with fellow writers, offer advice, vent frustrations, and share the writing experience).
This year, I'm attempting to finish a (very) rough draft of a science fiction novel. I'm calling it "Noisy Neighbors." It'll be a while before a polished draft that's ready for publication, but I'm enjoying the mess and struggle that comes with composing the first draft.
My current total word count is 38,682. So, slowly but surely, I'm getting there.
Alright, enough procrastinating! Time for me to get back to work! Back to the writing cave I go!
For more information, please visit: www.NaNoWriMo.org
Hmm, I seem to have lost my 2013 winner badge...