Well, a average wordcount regional word war with Europe::France (here is the great challenge thread in their forum from our own FinbarrMcG). The terms are the same as they were the last two years: the losing region must sing the winning region’s song.
We have the lead currently, but there are more of them than there are of us, so keep on writing, Naperville!
Today is Day 8 of NaNoWriMo. Everyone should have 13336 words by the end of today if you are staying on track! Here is our NaperWriMo wordcount graph (just post in the linked forum thread to be added to the graph):