The reason I suggest writing only 300-500 words is because I know December is a busy month. 300-500 words seems like something you could knock out in some downtime. But if you know you're going to be too busy with school and travel, then DON'T SIGN UP.
I'm half-thinking about taking on a co-mod, or even giving the place over to someone else completely and just staying on as a "founder" mod. So little happens in there that there's not much to do, but then stuff like this annoys the crap out of me. And I'm tired of trying to come up with ways to get more than 3% participation.
Part of it, too, though, is that I'm pretty much over writing for this fandom. I've been in it for over seven years, and I'm just... wanting to obsess over something else now, even if it's something else that no one I know is into. At least to me it's fresh, whereas CCS has gotten incredibly stale. I need to put it away for a while.