NaNoWriMo: How do you start writing a novel?

Excellent writing advice from Pamela Ribon (via Diane Shipley): Hey Pamie, “How Do You Start Writing A Novel?”

That first draft, write it for yourself. Write the book you want to read, the one that isn’t next to your bed at night. Write the book that you would add to your Kindle, that you’d recommend to your book club, the one you’d tell yourself at night to go to sleep.

It’s important to remember your audience. Right now your audience is only you.