Yes, I’ve done it. I’ve actually signed up for Nanowrimo or National Novel Writing Month. This challenges you to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. (Around 1,600 words a day, in case you’re wondering). You can prepare by doing outlines, plots, character sketches but you don’t start writing until 1 November. I’m not in paid employment at the moment so it seems like a good way to try to improve my productivity. So I’m busy devising a synopsis, plot, outline etc at the moment. Lets see how it goes!