Why do I find the idea of National Novel-Writing Month so appealing? I don't read fiction any more. I haven't even tried in over a year, because my disbelief suspenders are likely to snap without warning. I should have zero interest in writing it.
Actually, I'm pretty sure I don't really want to. I'm just attracted to the clear goal and the structure they've provided to achieve it… like an MMORPG quest with less grinding.
I already have too much fun on my plate. The top item on my to-do list should be “Delete most of my to-do list”, not “Find new ways to waste a month”. It's a good thing they didn't call it National Non-Fiction Writing Month, or they might have caught me.