My novel is a fantasy novel. It has no plot. Just an adventure my character goes on. I think I put too much detail into it, but I love details, if only for creativity's sake :P
You can spend your free time doing what Mary did when Joseph wasn't around: Contemplating Jesus. There was always something about Him to think of, whether it was His smile or His humanity or His Hypostatic Union or His Incarnation or His obedience or His wounds or His Passion or His Love and Mercy or His Holiness or His Childhood...whatever that attracts you, you can contemplate that, and as you do, your love for your husband will increase.
What's your novel about? I'm not up to much. Just trying to keep myself busy while my husband is gone. I find that w/ out him around to clean up after or make meals for, I have a rediculous amount of free time.