I'm new to the idea but willing to try. My background has mostly been writing short stories. I, too, had a story idea that was something I had thought about for a while - I even have the first two chapters and the last chapter written. Motivated by this idea, I started to do research on it - but am definitely feeling challenged to put it together.
Hopefully, by the time January comes along - in just a few days, my idea will coalesce.