It's NaNoWriMo (we all know what that is, right?) and I don't use it for writing, per se. Let's face it, I do NaNo almost all the time. I average writing 2 or 3 books a year, so that's NaNo-like progress.
What I used it for this year was Thinking Time. I thought about promotional possibilities, came up with some plans for my back list books, and thought through how I want my Endless Dream series to play out. I gave myself permission to chill and just think.
Now I feel energized and ready to take it all on -- in addition to the Volunteer Time Suck that is eating up all my free time. I'm looking forward to the holidays so I can start putting some plans into action. I really don't have time to do anything else before then!