Deadlines are great and powerful things. They give you the motivation to accomplish monumental tasks in short time frames. I guess that's why NaNoWriMo is so popular. It's all about the power of a deadline and a word count.
Not sure yet if I want to do NaNoWriMo or even one of the Camp NaNoWriMos. It's going to be hard because work gets busier during the spring and summer months. I'm thinking that I don't want to rush my next first draft either. I want to take my time with it and develop it fully before rushing into writing it.