I wrote a novel as part of the 2003 National Novel Writing Month project. The rules are simple: produce a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. To succeed I had to give up all other projects and spend many long evenings, but I did succeed, and you can download my novel Name of Author by Title of Book to see for yourself!
Here's how to get it:
noabtob.pdf (911k). Downloadable PDF of the book. Formatted for 6x9" paper, so it might be tricky to print. But it should view fine in Acrobat.
Lulu.com will print a copy, with color cover and softcover binding, for about ten bucks including shipping. I don't make any money off this, it's just a convenient way to get a printed copy.
noabtob-partyversion.pdf.bz2.rar.ARJ.tar (800k). I'm not actually stupid enough to use 4 different compression programs on top of a format that already does its own compression. This is the "party version," the version of my novel that was finished on the night of 30 November 2003. It's compressed using a bunch of different programs to discourage you from downloading it. Really you should get the finished version above.