I've enrolled my class in the contest - they'll love me for it...NOT. Too bad for them. I like the math possibilities: figuring words per day, words per kid, etc. Pending acceptance, I think we're going to map out the novel by chapter, including a simple outline and a complex storyboard. Groups of three or four kids will be assigned to write the chapters. Some chapters will be written simutaneously, which should assure an interesting clash of style and quality. Will we complete this in a month? Doubtful, but it sounds like fun anyway.
I guess we'll post the work on our class vBulletin so we can write from both class and home. Unless somebody in FQland knows a script better suited to this purpose.