Do you know this outfit:
The challenge is to write a 50,000-word ‘novel’ between November 1 and 30. I first thought this was a good way for a new writer to get discovered, until I noticed that last year 13,000 people succeeded in finishing the task.
So it looks like really fun but nothing more. To most writers, it might look like a complete waste of time, since there is no possibility of getting discovered or winning a publishing or agenting contract through this event.
BTW, their web site claims they have 22 members in Taiwan.