NaNoWriMo is a contest held every year for one month. From the first of November to the last day you write, write, write, with as little to no editing as possible to reach the goal of 50,000 words.
I can write approximately 2,000 words a day, if only moderately interrupted, so this might work out for me.
It would be great to have almost half a novel written in one month. Giving myself an additional two weeks to four weeks of editing/restructuring, cover art, etc, I could have four novels come out a year.
While that may not help produce the most artistic works, it may help my bottom line. Readers often buy books from writers who have more than one book. It's like those "interesting" people who go see Iron Man 2 without ever seeing the first one ("Wait. How did he get that flashlight in his chest?" "Shhhhhh. Didn't you see the first one?" "No. I don't know what's going on").
I want to be an author (paid to write, as opposed to being a writer). I also want to be authentic. Sure, I could pander to the latest trends i order to make money writing, but I'd rather set my own trends.
Maybe NaNoWriMo will actually help that. Think about it. You have to write RAW, without self edit, in order to get the words out. Isn't that kind of liberating? Noe self restraint, authenticity,