50,000 words in the 31 days of November! That's the challenge. Quantity over quality matters here. I would do this if I wasn't taking my online courses. I will encourage my daughter, however, since she has aspirations of being a writer.
Along with keeping track of how much you have written, they also give you help in the form of mini challenges that you must include in your writing. One example might be to include a certain item in your story.
What a fun way for budding writers to push themselves.
In case you think I was copping out with my excuse of classes -- I am putting it in my log with the hope of finding it again next year.