Envision ideals. Sharing it with others is your reward for the work. NaNoWriMo helps ideas become things. Then do the math.
Remember, this is long-term practice--something you'll ideally continue beyond November. Visit One Sentence or PostSecret and get inspired.
What do the learn or discover about themselves? My life has improved, as has my writing. Or perhaps the story of a princess who has a terminal illness and the prince who valiantly tries to save her. With my editing notes right there in the binder next to me, I sit down and begin the final step of my process — polishing the manuscript.