So you might ask why I plan to participate in an event if I don't care whether or not I win. You see, I learned a lot from NaNo last year. It was an awakening for me. I was no longer the dreamer who leaned on her hands as dreams danced in her starry eyes as she longingly whispered 'one day'. I was a doer. I set out to accomplish very specific goal and be damned if I didn't do it.
That's right. So ask yourself this "What did I do today to make my dream come true."
So I'm doing NaNoWriMo because I like it. I'm doing it because it was fun last year. I want to do it again this year, not to prove anything to myself like last year, but because I don't want to miss out on the opportunity to learn something again this year.