For whatever reason, November is the month of choice for concentrated projects with group components. The originator, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which encourages participants to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days (30 days which include the Veterans Day and Thanksgiving holidays) has spawned several similarly ambitious projects. They always manage to entice a few of my friends into the abyss, and this year is no exception.
Jenn is participating in NaBloPoMo, which exhorts participants to post every day for the month. As I am a compulsive poster, I would probably have no issue with this. But quality is always a challenge when quantity rules the day.
Quantity is slightly less of a challenge in Pam's case, where she attempts to collaboratively write a novel, one sentence at a time, with NaNoScriMo.
Finally, for masochist in me, and many others, there is NaKniSweMo, in which we attempt to knit a 50,000 stitch sweater in November. And I try to finish my thesis simultaneously. Should be a hoot. I've selected my sweater, and my yarn is en route. All I need is needles. Let the knitting begin!