National Novel Writing Month

This is National Novel Writing Month if you were unaware.  I only learned of the event last night in late evening reading in Macworld (thank you Jason Snell). 
I have signed up and will in the next day or so formulate my plan to
write 50,000 words by the end of the month.  Since I am a novice at
this, I will base it loosely on a detailed log (hand written) that I
kept in 1977 of some time in the Caribbean on an old sailing vessel. 
More details as I imagine them on that.