Are you gearing up for NaNoWriMo? I don’t think I can participate for the entire month this year, but may try to get in a few thousand words (or more). Several years ago I completed the program, and took away two important lessons from the experience.
1) Participating in the program forces us to make time in our schedules to write.
2) With a word-count goal of more than 1,600 words per day, we turn off our internal editors.
Both of those lessons were valuable to me, and I hope you will share what you learned from your experience!