HI folks - yes, I've bought the t-shirt, so I'm in too! I wasn't planning on joining in until I read the NaNoWriMo posts this week, and became re-inspired to use it as motivation, like a writing boot camp. I first signed up in 2008 but didn't actually do it - this year I am more determined. (same book!) Whilst I don't aim for the 50K as such, if I can make a good stab at 500 good words a day that I can use later I will be thrilled. I have 3 children aged 4 and under, one is part time in school, and I have a small home business, so I always put my writing last. This month will be THE month I get words on paper for the story that has been with me for 3 years and I've never got properly started. I write longhand, which surprises even me, since I am a Mac fan and always connected on the laptop, but I find I am a better writer on paper. That's part of the reason I doubt I will do the 50K as I'd need write up time too, but if I get a good stab at the whole story I will be thrilled. Is anyone else writing longhand?