20,000 words or 41 pages of 12pt arial, and 15 days left to write another 30,000.
NaNoWriMo is wonderful. I'd like to somehow translate the concept to the rest of my life, but I don't see how.
The deadline is only part of it. We all know that nothing is going to happen if we fail, except that we'll suffer from a huge sense of failure ... and whilst a real deadline would be illegal it would be a damn good premise for a novel.
What's really got me going is everyone else doing the same thing all over the planet. A wizzo meme made real.