In the past I have said that I have tried NaNoWriMo and it's not for me. It's really not how my creative juices work. They are much more slow and deliberate. But this year I have signed up.
Well, I have this character, you see. She is pinnacle to the current story I am working on (book 2 in my Rachaya series). It's super important that I understand her and her motivations if the story is to work. So I am exploiting NaNoWriMo in a way. Because, really, I never intend for anyone to read this story. It is just for me. I hope that, in taking the month to properly develop this character, the rest of my current novel will be enhanced.
That or this is just another elaborate plan to procrastinate...
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo too? Go to nanowrimo.org if you wish to sign up. You can search for me @ Ash Oldfield on the site.