Writing a novel..
So, here's the thing. I'd like to start my first novel. I have some ideas. Basically, I feel I should harness some of the time I'm wasting at the mo, cos in a couple of years I'll have to go out into the big bad world and earn a living etc, so I figure I'll have much less time free to write.
I read in some creative writing book that if you write 1000/2000 words a day, in however many months (I can't remember exactly, a fairly short period though) you'll have a novel sized piece of work. I guess the general idea in my head, since I'm very bad at thinking out plots, characters etc completely before I start something, is to write some disorganised lengthy mish mash just to give me the spirit to know I can write something of that length. I'm not saying I'll write complete b*******, I'm sure I could make it okay with rewriting, but I want to get that whole 'crappy first ever novel' thing out of the way while I have a lot of time on my hands. I hope this makes sense so far, it's looking pretty warbly to me!
I guess I'm just hoping either for people's opinions, tips/advice or own experiences (or even all three!). So what does anybody else think?