Although the official sign up for this contest-type thing is over, I would encourage you to think about trying this challenge that is hosted by Go Teen Writers. Basically, you write one hundred words in one story every day (that takes like ten minutes!) for one hundred days, so by December (ish) you have 10 000 words. You get one grace day a week where you don't have to write, but you have to make up those hundred words another day that week. It's a simple way to work writing into your daily schedule. The challenge starts today! However it will only work if you don't cheat! I'm doing it; are you?