I'm participating in NaNo this year, but I'm doing it a little differently than everyone else. I'm not going to actually sign up and I'm writing the whole thing by hand. I know - crazy. After I'm finished with the whole thing I will then type it up. I've found that 4 pages of my handwritten work equals 1000 words so that will be my goal -- 4 pages a day. I don't write on Sundays so I won't actually be beginning until Monday, but most of my first chapter is already written so I think I'll be okay.
So I'm excited about this. I've never actually finished a novel yet and I'm looking forward to having one done. I plan on having the whole thing outlined by Saturday. The working title is Chasing Shadows and I've been doing some research on the setting and some integral parts of my story.
I need lots of encouragement so please check out my page counter daily and get mad at me if I haven't met my 4 page goal.
So what about you - are you doing NaNo? Are you changing things up too? Those of you who've done it in years passed - do you have any advice for me?