November is Academic Writing Month. I’d like to think we are ahead of the curve on this. http://www.phd2published.com/2014/10/14/announcing-academic-writing-month-2014/
And, in true academic fashion, here is a critique of AcWriMo: http://jameshaytonphd.com/academic-writing-month-acwrimo/
Which contains a TED talk about how announcing your goals actually makes you less likely to achieve them, because you have already given yourself a psychological reward (announcing the goal) that makes you less inclined to then do the work to achieve it. Hmmmm.