I find that November always seems to be one of my busiest times of the year. In the past I've done the NaNoWriMo and although I didn't quite make it to the 50,000 words, I did fairly well. This year I added the Picture Book Idea Month which challenges participants to come up with one idea per day for a picture book. As of today, my totals are:
NaNoWriMo - 10,000 words - very far behind where I need to be!
PiBoIdMo - 19 ideas - right on track!
If nothing else the picture book ideas will give me stories to write and illustrate all year long. The novel writing month will give me a good start on the next novel to complete.