Some Nanowrimo stats that might surprise you!
1999: 21 participants, 6 winners.
2011: 256,618 participants, 36,843 winners.
There are over 500 official Nano chapters worldwide.
Last year Dublin alone produced over 5.5 million words. I can't tell you how proud I am to be Co-ML for this region - not only productive, but the local Wrimos are lovely.
The total word count for Nanowrimo 2011 was 3,074,068,446.
Want to be a part of it? Contact me by email (firstname dot lastname at gmail dot com) or find me on nanowrimo.org where I'm known as nycelle.