I am going to write a novel this November.
My colleague put me onto it, here. We're going to use the young persons' version at work as a template to try and trick kids into writing. Wuhahaha, we are pure evil.
Basically the aim is to write 50,000 words by midnight on the 30th of November. The idea is that deadlines encourage you to do things and that the teeny time frame allows you to abandon your inner editor and just get it done. S'a good theory, and I am sold.
Wish me luck...