2010 NaNoWriMo, and another this July, in Camp NaNoWriMo.
Unlike the previous stories, which I had been working on in my head for several years, I am now writing a story I only thought up recently. I was able to start outlining it before beginning to write, and plan to continue the outlining process as the writing proceeds, because I think planning ahead will help me write more easily. Without the pressure of making up the story as I go along, I should be able to focus on the writing itself as I write.
I feel very optimistic about this project, which has many layers of complexity. I hope my writing experience in the two previous novels has prepared me well enough to do this story justice.
I wish all the other NaNoWriMo participants the best of luck, and hope this challenge will benefit everyone who tries it.