@laura It’s not really as stressful as it sounds. All you’re basically signing up for it to write 1700 words a day in the month of November. At the end of the month you have a 50 000 word novel written and it’s a good way to get the first draft done quickly. I like getting ahead, writing as much as possible in the first week or two so that if something happens and I can’t write on other days, I’m covered. If you don’t finish it doesn’t matter. Look at the amount of words you added and see it as writing you wouldn’t have had anyway. If you do your planning, and if you outline properly, you shouldn’t even have a problem.
Plus there’s the bonus of meeting other writers so you are definitely not alone. The support is fantastic. It’s a great community to be a part of and I’ve met some really awesome people through it.