Well, I've actually done it! 50,000 words of my novel written in just one month. Okay, it's very rough, but it's a start. A skeleton to flesh out. There are characters and scenes to insert, some plot holes to fill, some very dodgy dialogue to sort out. But I've enjoyed every minute; even the odd moments when characters pop up that you weren't expecting, and your heroine starts doing things that she shouldn't. It's a great experience - the freedom to write without your inner critic demolishing every sentence. If you've ever wanted to write and haven't got round to it, or if you're a slave to writer's block, or even just enjoy a good challenge, I recommend NaNoWriMo. I'll definitely be doing it again next year.