No, that's not a typo.
And it doesn't stand for Fie-on-you, National Novel Writing Month! It's for those of us who are already in the middle of a rough draft of a novel to try to FINISH it! See Shelley Moore Thomas's very funny post about that here.
My son and a zillion other people are participating in the lunacy that is NaNoWriMo (Yay, Eric! You can do it!! Here's a link to Eric's NaNo page for anyone who wants to cheer him on or see what his book is about). Good luck to you all.
Tara Lazar over at Writing For Kids (While Raising Them) and thousands of picture book writers are happily coming up with new ideas every day for PiBoIdMo. I participated last year and dreamed up 34 shiny new ideas.
There's already a NaNoEdMo and a NaNoRevisMo. And probably a bunch of others I've never heard of.
Why not a month for finishing a novel you've already started? Who's with us? No formal sign-up here. Just do it.