NaNoWriMo starts Saturday. If you take a peek over in my sidebar, you'll see that I've not only participated the past three years, but I've completed a 50,000+ word novel every time.
I enjoy the discipline of it. I really do. To make myself sit down and write at least 1,667 words a day for the entire month makes me feel like I'm accomplishing something.
My biggest problem is revision once I'm done. I've spent hours and hours trying to rewrite things that seemed not quite right and still don't have a finished work to show for it. But that's okay. Sooner or later I will, and then it will all be worth it.
So, are you thinking of participating this year? What are your strategies for "winning"? Do you have a plot? An outline? Or do you wing it like me?