I used to do way more challenges and fests all the time and some really great stories came out of that. But I also found that I lost some of my own stories, things I had in mind but had no time to write. And by the time I did, the moment had passed. On the other hand, I feel like I'm writing too much of the same stuff right now, so maybe it would be good for me to do both.
What would you do?
And to all of you who are jumping into Hikaru no Go, I would like you to keep this in mind as you think about writing fic: "Ogata/Ashiwara, NC17". There can never be too much of that.