I've heard about National Novel Writing Month before, and I'm awfully tempted to sign up. I think I have a few stories floating around in my head. I'd probably be much happier if I got them out of my head and onto paper. The idea is to write a complete 50,000-word novel between November 1 and 30. The web site is fun, and has lots of great features, including a forum -- so you can get some help if you get stuck in the middle of your story. There's no prize; just the satisfaction you'll get from writing a story with a beginning, a middle and an end.
November is also National Blog Posting Month. The idea here is to make a post every day in November. This seems a bit easier to me. But then again, I only made two posts in the first 23 days of this month, so what do I know?
I might try one, but I'm definitely not doing both at the same time!