I've been participating in National Novel Writing Month since 2003. I find it a great time to focus, and I love that at the end of that one month a year, I have something new to present to the world. It makes the monotonous months of the rest of the year pass more quickly. I've completed my fifty thousand words every year, and I've sold the novels that I wrote, making it a very positive experience all around.
This year I created a website based around the last of those novels to sell. VINTAGE SOUL is a site where I talk a little about the book by that title, but a LOT about Nanowrimo. There are tips for writing novels, outlines, characters, where to get ideas, and the like. A lot of people have visited, and it's been a fulfilling exercise for me, making me consider my own process more carefully.
This month Chris Baty and the folks at Nanowrimo have chosen to feature me for a day, asking me questions about how I work during the November scramble, and allowing me the chance to share my links and my thoughts. If you get a moment, click on over to http://www.nanowrimo.org - that's my not-so-smiling face in the Q&A section on the front page.