If you sign up to Nanowrimo, you can:
- add in how many words you've written each day to keep on track (and the site will tell you just how far behind you are should that happen - which it has to me each year),
- get distracted from writing by visiting the forums and discussing all sorts of writerly topics
- you can also meet up with other writers undertaking the project in your area
It is a fantastic opportunity to forget all the rules of writing and just write for the sheer hell of it and it's also a lot of fun.
I've signed up for another year. Why don't you join me? You can find out all the details by checking out Nanowrimo
Hope to see you on the forums.