Yeah, NaNoWriMo is a weird word, but it's something that I have wanted to do for a while. I think this year is the year I will finish a first draft in November. I've got enough focus (no more switching between projects on a daily or even hourly basis. One month. One project.). I've got an outline and a passion to write that draft. And I've got someone who is going to do it with me.
Go over, check it out, and if it's your thing, give it a try. The best part about NaNoWriMo is that you know your first draft will suck. And that's okay. It's freeing when you realize that everything you write doesn't have to be ready for publication. You can write whole scenes that are terrible and you can erase them later, but take that one beautiful sentence that you never would have otherwise written.
Even if you don't participate, write something without censoring yourself and just see what you come up with.