As you all probably know, November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. During the month of November, writers have 30 days to write 50k words. That averages out to 1,667 words a day, a large but not undoable amount of words.
There are a lot of great resources out there to help people with their NaNoWriMo goals, but if you're looking for more information I suggested you go to the source at NaNoWriMo.org where you can find resources, forums, and swag to get you through the month.
So far, I've surpassed today's word goal with nearly 2k words written on day one, and plan to keep writing throughout the day. My goal this month is not just to complete NaNoWriMo and take home the title of "winner," but to complete a rough draft of the sequel to The Talented. This will be the fourth time I've scrapped and restarted T2, but I think this one will work because rather than starting over at roughly the same place and proving my insanity by trying the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome, I have completely changed the plot and setting for the sequel, and although I'm only one scene into the actual writing and have only plotted out the first half of the book, I'm having a better feeling about this than I ever had about the other versions of the sequel.
So best of luck to all the other NaNoWriMos out there, and if you've ever thought of writing a book yourself but are too daunted by the task, I suggest jumping in and seeing where it takes you. Now's the time!