November is National Novel Writing Month, the time for everyone who has ever thought of writing a novel to join the thousands who take up the flung gauntlet of a writing challenge. There is no charge and there are regional writing groups to help encourage you and foster a team spirit. This isn't really a competition, it's more of a community of like-minded people who want to finally tackle that novel they always wanted to write but never found the time for.
You can join the fun by pointing your browser to: http://nanowrimo.org/
My first book, "No Place For Mercy," was an anthology of short stories. However, I will be writing a full-length novel for National Novel Writing Month.
Right now, the plan is to adapt the feature film screenplay "Fury" to a novel. "Fury" was a Finalist for the 2014 Creative Worlds Awards international screenplay competition, so I am still actively pitching this as a film project. However, having a novel of this story can only help increase its exposure.