I did Nanowrimo for the first time last November and it was awesome. It’s very motivating, from the pep talks to the new friends, to that little bar showing your progress. My recently finished novel was born of Nano. This year I am planning to work on a story inspired by the true story of a teen girl killing a toddler in a car wreck outside the high school my son attends. I’m going to change things a lot, but basically that is the inspiration.