More random writing links: If you’re not feeling up for NaNoWriMo, you might want to look into IWriSloMo - International *Write Something* Month. Anyone can write bad short fiction for fun.
If you’re planning to sell your NaNoNovel, consider Marion Zimmer Bradley’s answer to the eternal question, Why did my story get rejected? To improve your ailing baby, sign up at the Critters Workshop for workshop-style critical feedback.
I’ve been suffering doubts about my planned NaNoNovel, and I think I’ll be switching from the poor, neglected Right Novel to a Whole New Novel based on three or four related short story ideas. I still have trouble figuring out when an idea is too big for the short-story format - leading to rejection #1 on MZB’s list. Maybe I even have too many ideas to fit into the novel (the 50,000 word “limit” aside), but it’s always easier to cut than to pad.