Many attempt it and like a squad or recruits sent to basic training, only the strong survive. Some can't find the balance between family and writing. Some intimidate themselves by pausing too long to think about the enormity of the project. Some don't have a story idea.
I have not yet had the opportunity to partake in the NaNoWriMo festivities. This year I'm polishing my current MS so it looks showroom new in time for the Big Sur Workshop in early December. I would love to be in a position to try it someday.
"There's a plaaaace for us (NaNoWriMo),
a time and plaaaace for us..."
Anybody giving it a go this year?