National Novel Writing Month
Members may be interested in this event/site.
I have just signed up for it, only took 2 minutes. The idea is that authors get 1 month - November - to come up with a 50,000 word novel! I know, it's a lot when you're doing other things like, bringing up a family, doing a job, or enjoying retirement!
But I thought some might find it a useful tool if nothing else. I personally could do with having a kick in the pants as far as writing goes - don't get me wrong, I love writing; I'm just so damn lazy.
I personally spend far too much time doing research, I get side-tracked, bogged down in minutiae, plus I don't type too well! This could be an opportunity to get some real bulk down on paper. If others are watching, so to speak, it might be the impetus needed to just get on with it.
People get published too, if that is what you're after. See, 14 Published Novels Written During NaNoWriMo;