This is new information to me....beginning on November 1st it is NaNoWriMo or for those of us who need it spelled out (myself included) November is National Novel Writing Month. Below is direct from their site, which you can link to here for more details.
"National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing on November 1. The goal is to write a 50,000 word, (approximately 175 page) novel by 11:59:59, November 30.
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. This approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly."
So, have you ever thought about writing a book? I would wager that a healthy number of readers have thought, at least once in their lives, hey, I can do this too! Maybe this is your time! Take a chance, who knows, you may be the next author to make it big.