It is about that time of year when those of us decide to lose any semblance of sanity and sign on to write a novel in a month. Before you say it can't be done, be assured that it can and does happen every year. Last year I averaged a mere two thousand words a day and won Nano. http://www.nanowrimo.org/ Do I think it was my greatest work...NO. But it does have a way of pushing you through the roadblocks your inner critic tosses in your way.
I would suggest you at least give it a try. There are Nano events in different cities and countries and even online cheering sections. All you need is an idea and the belief that you can do it.
It runs the entire month of November. So if you are planning on participating and would like a writing buddy just look me up :)