Last weekend was the start of the 16th National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). NaaNoWriMo is meant to encourage people with a story to tell to write it! The goal is to reach at least 50,000 words from 12.01 AM November 1st to 11.59 PM November 30th.
This will be my fifth NaNoWriMo so let me suggest one important thing, do not try to edit while you write. That will slow you down and break your concentration. Just write, finish the story and edit it later.
Once you are done you can get a friend to edit it for you, or you can do it yourself. If you are editing yourself, I highly suggest Self-Editing for Fiction Writers.