National Novel Writing Month. A challenge to write a complete novel in just thirty days, from November 1 to November 30. Last year over 120,000 writers entered and only 20,000 completed. The requirements for completing? 50,000 words. It's all about shaking off the shackles of perfection and writing. That's only 1667 words per day. Hmmm...that's kind of scary thinking about it that way. So I won't.