I want to link you to this post on Janette Currie‘s BookRambler blog because it explains the thinking behind NaNoWriMo, which is exactly the same as the thinking behind 12 Books in 12 Months.  Essentially, I read it and felt validated, and wanted to bookmark it in a forum other than Twitter.

In summary, if Frederick Forsyth and Ian Rankin reckon a first draft in a month is plausible, who are we to question them?  Nobody, that’s who.  Bring on the twelve.