National Novel Writing Month is a different approach to novel writing. Participants start writing on 1.11 and finish on midnight 30.11 – the goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel.
On their about page is said: “It’s all about quantity, not quality. The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly. Make no mistake: You will be writing a lot of crap. And that’s a good thing. By forcing yourself to write so intensely, you are giving yourself permission to make mistakes. To forgo the endless tweaking and editing and just create. To build without tearing down.”
What explanation they give for the reason why Nanowrimo is doing it – well there are many reasons. Cause with the new technology you can be a part from one of the best art forms. Because you do not have to stress over quality, and even “To be able to make obscure references to passages from our novels at parties. To be able to mock real novelists who dawdle on and on, taking far longer than 30 days to produce their work.”