Don't cower at the title. I won't tell you every intricate detail of my upcoming plot and how many words I've written today. I tend to avoid talking about things I'm working on. But people have been sniffin' around, so I'll answer the questions in a round-about way. If you weren't one of those you who wanted to know:
Yay! Rainbows and kittens! Hold that thought and look away now.
I've spent most of this year working on basic writing skills, but I'm now at the point of writing a novel. I'm hoping to be done by Christmas (at least to the point of getting other people to read it and tear it into tiny pieces and stomp on it).
I'm not someone who has one great novel I'm burning to write. My mind is full of ideas, ranging from picture books to adult fiction. So to me the question wasn't "Should I write a book?" but "Which book should I write?"
My creative brain didn't have an answer. I asked my Vulcan brain instead. My short stories are aimed at adults. It's logical to go with an adult novel. I like writing fantasy and science fiction. A science fantasy would hedge my bets.
Add in a short story about one man and his cockroach, and the premise is formed. I'm writing a little bit everyday. I even have something I like to call a plot outline. Unlike most plot outlines, it has several threads of main plot which could end the story in multiple ways. What can I say? I'm just not linear (but if all else fails, it'd make a great Choose Your Own Adventure).