I recently found out about this thing called NaNoWriMo. It's a charity based organisation (find out more about their work here) who hosts this challenge every year. The challenge is simple, really. Well, no. I'm lying. It isn't simple at all, but I'm doing it anyway.
You sign up and then write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November.
Yup, that's what it's about. There is a community of people who are there to help you and you can write in any language. The challenge is just to get writing. The novel you upload doesn't have to be perfect, just a first draft of the story. So no formal editing needs to be done by the end of November.
I personally don't have a clue what I'm going to write for NaNoWriMo, just that I really want to try it. And you should too. Have a go at it, donate to a good cause and prove to the world that you can do it!
Now I need to go brainstorm a story idea. *Runs exasperatedly around the house while pulling at hair*