As you may know, November is National Novel Writing Month. The goal is 50,000 words in 30 days, and it’s almost too much fun. And afterwards, you have a huge pile of words to work with.
What you may not know is that there are fabulous prizes for meeting that goal. First, of course, are the terrific bragging rights of actually writing a novel-length document, if not an actual coherent novel. There are web badges to help with the bragging and t-shirts. There are also discounts on programs like Dragon, Scrivener, and Tinderbox.