I've been working on a story for a graphic novel collaboration. The idea is there, but it's the execution that I've been having trouble with. I've written screenplays before, but a script for a graphic novel is a little different. There are panels involved, and as a first time comic writer, it's a little daunting.
So NaNoWriMo came along, and I jumped in head first. I used the comic idea for the novel as a way to explore and brainstorm the story and the world in which it takes place. Working in a structured way, and putting down words daily, has gotten me exploring dynamics in my story that I wouldn't normally have gotten into. I'm now over 9,000 words in, and the whole thing is opening up to me in an amazing way.
I'm excited about where it's going, and hope that eventually I'll have something amazing to show you.