Starting today is The Novel: Live! Thirty-six authors are going to write one novel over the course of six days in order to raise money for literacy programs, and the process will be streamed live online. Visit the website starting at 10 a.m. today and you'll be able to see it.
I suspect this will be a rather awesome event. There's something particularly interesting about writing when it is treated as a process more than a means to an end. Who knows what kind of novel will come out of this, but the end result is barely relevant. This reminds me of NaNoWriMo--a similarly short period of time in which to write a novel. With NaNo, of course, the point is to just get a novel out like ripping off a band-aid, but there's definitely something special about the process, as well. The Novel: Live is even more about the process.