On to the fun. If you've never participated in NaNoWriMo, you might want to give it a try. If November doesn't work, you could try one of the summer Camps instead.
Or do your own personal NaNo. Just take 50,000 words and divide by the number of days in the month to get your daily wordcount goal. Write that many words or more each day and you will have a novel-length work by the end of the month. Granted most novels published these days are longer, but the traditional minimum wordcount for a book to meet the definition of "novel" is 50,000. You can write more if you want to.
What do you win? Really cool bragging rights, a neat certificate, special offers from select sponsers, and the fact that you've written every day for a month.
I've posted a Guide to Genres specifically for NaNo participants. It has its own page on the site. It's somewhat tongue-in-cheek.
Must grab some breakfast before I get down to the business of seeing what I'm going to write this year. That's right. I don't decide until day one. I sit down, start typing, and see what comes out, and that's the story I go with. Not very smart perhaps, but its worked for me for the last three years. I have a feeling I'll be continuing last year's novel, but I never know for sure.
Updates will be posted here, on my Facebook page, and on Twitter. Happy NaNovember everybody!