I'm working on another 'retiring to' style story. In this one I've taken one variable and run away with it--the price of crude-oil derived fuels. How badly would we crash if gas hit forty dollars a gallon or more? What would it affect? How could we cope?
That's the premise. Now for the implementation... I'm writing in Word to keep the grammar mistakes down. It doesn't catch excessive commas or duplicate conjunctions in a sentence. Pity.