Everyone's a winner - well, a lot of people - all those that write a 50,000-word novel in November - National Novel Writing Month:

Status? What status?

Started (Day 1) on All Saints Day, 1 November 2006. The working title is: The Motets of Chocolate. Motet means "little word" as well as its subsequent specialized musical meaning. One friend is writing haiku. I say a haiku is like a picture and a picture is worth a thousand words. So, we need 50 haiku ...

Watch word from OED

Thanks to the Oxford English dictionary for a daily word. Also see hints on writing a novel from John Steinbeck and see Baty's weekly NaNoWriMo tips from his book: