I actually started my first novel, today. Yesterday, I read Janet Evanovich's book, How I Write. It inspired me to actually begin writing words to that book I've been wanting to write. So, today, I wrote 296 words.
Evanovich said in her book to start with one paragraph and work towards a page a day (about 250 words). I feel good that I wrote 296 words. Basically, I set the plot, outlined some of the characters, and set the scene. Maybe I can do this?