Is this the year you buckle down and write that first novel? You may be staying in anyway, so why not try? Every November 1, people all over the globe try to write 50,000 words in just 30 days during NaNoWriMo! This is my sixth year participating.*
*I've only met the 50,000 word goal once. I'm working AND in grad school, so no, I don't honestly think I'll finish a novel on top of that. It's still fun to try though!