Just kidding, you can shave. But you should try to write a novel. Just try. It's fun!
This website explains a bit more, but basically you just try to write a novel from scratch in a month.
#2 2012 Words About 2012: This one is my idea, not a national thing. The challenge is simply to write literally, exactly 2012 words about this year, 2012. Like I said in my picture worth a thousand words challenge (ahem, that no one did), it can be in any form. You can write an essay, a summary, an epic poem, a list of words that describe your year, or just a thing. I write a lot of things. Your writing doesn't have to fall into a category. Just make it exactly 2012 words. I'd really, really like it if you would all complete this challenge. The deadline is New Year's Eve...and wouldn't it be fun to share these, perhaps at a New Year's party...maybe with fire...and prizes for people who write things. *Hint, hint* :)