November is the worst time of the year to have to try to write a novel in a month. Although you don’t have to deal with the insanity of Christmas present buying (unless you’re organized and shop early), you usually end up planning or participating in the holiday feast which can put a severe crimp into your word count for the day.
I did do the Story A Day, May Short Story Challenge, and that was great fun, but a short story can be as short (or long) as you wish it to be. A novel takes a wee bit more planning.
I try to write 2,000 to 3,000 words per day (not necessarily on the same project), and have a novel started. I’m not sure if it’s insanity or stubbornness that is the driving force here. It is a good incentive. I’ll let you know if I finish because that will only be the beginning. I’ll have to revise because all first drafts are really shit.
Meanwhile, back in my other world . . .