Every year there is a National Write a Novel in a Month in November event. If you are interested, have a look here. I think it is awesome.
I'm not doing it. I have more writing works in progress than I have half finished knitting projects - and my knitting takes up several cupboards! But it is a great idea. It is supportive, it is encouraging, and even if nothing comes of it in November you may end up winning literary prizes with something that started off there.
However I am going to be aiming for their target - 50,000 words in November. Last time I tried that it all went horribly wrong, but it has to be worth another try. I'll keep updating the totals. So far today I've written nothing. There's time yet.
If anyone else gets into it, please bob in comments if you want encouragement or just to nail your colours to the mast and say 'I'm going for it!' Good luck to anyone signing up. I hope you have an awesome time and great success.