Art for art’s sake does wonderful things to you. It makes you laugh. It makes you cry. It makes you want to take naps and go places wearing funny pants. Doing something just for the hell of it is a wonderful antidote to all the chores and “must-dos” of daily life. Writing a novel in a month is both exhilarating and stupid, and we would all do well to invite a little more spontaneous stupidity into our lives.

From the NaNoWriMo FAQ. I cannot think of a more wonderful reason to write a novel!

I am both anxious and excited at the idea of finishing the book. Two days in and I am worrying if I will have the time, or if RSI will get me. But I am having a blast doing it and really that is all that matters.