Well, I'm doing it- I'm writing my novel. And guess what? It's been great so far... I love it! I love the deadlines, the goals, and I especially love my plot and characters (thank you, God). I've always worked better under pressure, which is why I keep praying for an agent to come knocking on my door.
The goal is to write 8,335 words by Friday night, before you go to bed. So far (at 11:00 AM, Nov, 4) I've written 8, 497 words, which means I am ahead of the goal (yahoo). I am going to try to stay that way because the kids have the entire Thanksgiving week off from school. I know this sounds crazy, but I would like to have the novel completed by then (rough draft, of course).
Right now, I'm like The Little Engine That Could, climbing the steep mountain and chanting "I think I can, I think I can." Hopefully I will get to the top and scream, "I can, I can... I DID!"
If you want to check my progress, I have attached a baby blue badge at the top right-hand corned of this blog that records the number of words I've written (which I update daily).
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? If so, please feel free to share in the comments!