Take a look at NaNoWrMo.
Yup, we have our own crest. All I can say is that thank God coffee is on it!
Anyway, I've signed up and tomorrow, I start my novel. I have a very scattered, badly written synopsis done, and some character arcs, my faithful, Goal, Motivation and Conflict charts, plus Chris Vogler's The Writer's Journey,
and I will soldier forward first thing in the morning. My goal is 50,000 words. I'm going to chronicle my progress.
Good or bad.
So bookmark me and check back daily to see how (or if) I am writing today. And comment with encouragement or mockery. Your choice.