Oh National Novel Writing Month. What a joy!
I’m not sure at what point it was decided that NaNoWriMo should be in November. That’s like right before finals for me (not like there’s a good time to do it when I’m not busy). Yes, I have failed NaNoWriMo. Like four times.
I also won Camp NaNoWriMo once. But that’s only like a 20% success rate. All the same, I think you should do it.
Create an account on the NaNoWriMo website. It will help keep you motivated. Convince your friends to do it, because that will motivate you too.
The great thing about NaNoWriMo is even if you fail, chances are you’ve gotten words on a page. I’ve never gotten fewer than 10,000 words before giving up. And that’s more than I would have written otherwise. And a lot of those words were crap, but at least they were on paper. And it’s so much easier to revise once you actually have words on the page.
So go ahead and start NaNoWriMo. Because failing is a lot better than not doing it at all.