For whoever doesn’t know, the National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is an annual writing event in which authors around the world try to complete a 50,000+ word novel in 30 days. The competition takes place in the month of November of each year, so you have one more day until it starts.
I think it’s a great tool because it teaches writers the power of writing routine. If you have to produce 50,000 words in 30 days, you better write an average of 1,666 words per day or you won’t finish. If you start and you can do it, what prevents you from writing one novel a month? See my point?
So, I suggest you jump on it! Even if in the first year you don’t finish, the exercise itself will give you a tremendous boost!