I've been writting fiction on and off since I was in Year 5 at school (so 9 or 10). I remember it so clearly, a school assignment was to write a story about an invasion and I was so caught by the idea that I went home and wrote my own invasion story in which the French invaded the nearest large town to me, killed off the adults, and just left the kids to form a resistance and fight back. I wrote reams and reams of it on sheets of A4 printer paper. I'd love to re-read it, but it is long since lost into the mists of time.
I first discovered Nanowrimo quite by accident in the summer of 2006. I'd just graduated and was settling down into a boring job which I hated. I did my first Nano in November 2006, in which I had no plot to speak of, other than a vague idea based on the end of 'Men In Black', where that alien is playing with the galaxies in the form of marbles. Thus spawning the novel "The Marbles Of Flamaingo", which is unfinished and remains unlooked at from the day I finished it. I got to my 50K, then promptly abandoned it.
In 2007 I wrote about 10 thousand words of "Bell's Pride", in which a young woman disguises herself as a man to board a sailing ship to the America's in the 1800's the follow the man she loves. I'd love to finish the story at some point.
In 2008, 2009 and 2010 I skipped out on Nano completely.
In 2011, my Dad gave me the outline of a book he'd love to write himself, but just didn't have the motivation to do. So I took it on, and it has become "Chain Of Command".
In 2012 I will be writing a mainstream romantic thriller, cautiously entitled "Ten Steps Behind". See you out there.