I've seen a few posts around the blogosphere in relation to National Novel Writing Month. I'm participating this year for the first time since 2006 and I am really excited about it. I have a fun plot worked out and it should be an excellent time.
If you follow that link you can go and get some more information if you're curious. It is a lot of fun and you learn a lot about yourself in the process.
I would love more writing buddies! My name over there is the same as here: aliteraryodyssey. Please add me! I'll add you back!