The NaNoWriMo official stats are impressive. Take a look:
* This year, we had 167,150 participants, up 40% from 2008's total of 119,301.
* We wrote a total of 2,427,190,537 words, up 48% from 2008's collective word count of 1,643,343,993.
* This averaged out to 14,531 words per person.
* We had 32,173 winners, up 48% from 2008's total of 21,683.
* This gave us a 19.2% win rate, the highest in modern NaNoWriMo history. (Last year we had an 18.2% win rate; in 2007 it was 15.1%).