November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). This is an event wherein people around the world are challanged to write 50,000 words of a novel within the month of November. The idea is that people write their individual novel while others out there are writing as well. Writers have a sense of community as they can commisserate with others out there who are doing the same thing. The neat thing about the challenge is that because of the word goal, the editing that normally inhibits a writer from finishing a project is limited.
Also, there is a greater purpose of the month, and that is education. There is also a program for young writers and educators, wherein money is raised to help provide classroom work to get students writing. I've signed up, and will try my best to reach my 50,000 words by the end of November. I am also trying to figure out how to donate some funds for this cause. If this sounds of interest to you, you can visit their website here.