I was up this morning at 5 am to start my Novel. I've been thinking about, planning, researching, making notes for about a year off and on and for the last 6 months very seriously. I was ready - or so I thought. It went well enough, but I'm already fighting the urge to go back and start over - that will never do! I've decided that the best thing to do is to act as if the beginning is already as perfect as I envision it to be. In other words write up to my potential. I can always fix any of that in the rewrite.
Overall it was a pretty good writing experience, 2017 words so far, I plan to write a bit tonight as well. I will try to get up at 5 am tomorrow too, trying to keep the momentum going as long as possible.