The past two years I took on projects that would require extensive writing beyond the month long challenge. This year, I'm going to focus on keeping the story under 60k, only 10k over the goal.
I also have to come up with a story idea, but I think I have that covered. The only trouble is deciding which idea to go with. I've got a series of previous ideas I've generated, but I'm uncertain if they can fit in the target word count. I also have a new idea. This new one will require a lot of work before it's ready, but I really like the concept. It's also more sci-fi, where my previous works were fantasy or supernatural. Most of my saved ideas right now are in the fantasy genre as well, so it might be nice to mix that up.
I'm sure I'll have more updates as we get closer, and plenty of progress checks throughout.
If I could recommend, if you've ever wanted to try your hand at writing a book, give NaNoWriMo a go. It's a good motivator to get you moving. You can also check out my previous post on suggestions for how to approach NaNoWriMo. It isn't for everyone, but you won't know unless you try.