Last year I tried to NaNoBloMo and didn't make it very far in to the month before petering out. This year, spurred on by a friend's great success, I am going to attempt the NaNoWriMo challenge.
Do you have a great novel in you?
I don't expect to reach 50K, but applying free time to writing for 30 days (give or take, haha) instead of kibitzing around Google+ will be a more productive use of my time (I can only hope).
Blog writing is short spurts of ideas. Sprints, not marathons. Eclectic ideas, single-serving reading. To sit and attempt a novel is something completely different. I have a vague idea for a story, now to plot it out and cut it into manageable chunks as to not have it be overwhelming.