I just updated my profile online for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2011. Here's the link to my page for anyone who is interesting in buddying-up during the event: http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/michcarl
If you're not familiar with the event, National Novel Writing Month is an event where writers across the between November 1-30...wins.
For me, NaNoWriMo has proven to be an effective tool for crafting first drafts in a short time, followed by many, many months of revisions.
So now its off to brainstorm for ideas.