I was inspired to do NaNo (National Novel Writing Month) this year after being in a write-in a few weeks ago sponsored by Sisters in Crime, which also started co-sponsoring NaNo a few years ago. I hadn't been planning on doing it, but one of the moderators mentioned that she was using the write-in to do prep for NaNo. That made the decision for me. My writing has been sporadic this year, even after the move back to the beach - lots of ideas and notes, not so much finished product or submissions - so I'm viewing NaNo as a much-needed kick in the rear to get back on track.
I'm also working on a brand new project instead of trying to resurrect old, partially written ideas. Not that I don't have faith in those, but I think that doing something brand new with no history or baggage is a different way for me to approach NaNo, which I've tried in the past but never finished. In fact, I'm making a point of not touching it until November 1 so that it's brand spanking new right out of the gate.
Sisters in Crime is holding a bunch of online events throughout November to support members doing NaNo, and I'm going to try and participate in as many as possible.
If you're doing NaNo, I wish you all the best of luck. The goal is 50k words in the month of November. That works out to about 1,667 words per day, every day. Monday's the big day! See you there!