From their web site:—
Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.
Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It's all about quantity, not quality. The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.?"
Over 165,000 people participated in 2009 and over 35,000 finished.
How it Works in Ten Easy Steps
NaNoWriMo begins at midnight on November 1st—
National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, has begun."
Help celebrate the 10th anniversary of this internet-based writing marathon.