John Green does an awesome video series in which he plays video games and talks about life at the same time. In this episode, he discusses the many methods of writing a novel.
I absolutely love this quote:
"A huge part of my writing process is telling myself that it's okay to suck...that it's okay to make mistakes..."
I know that more than a few of you have made a stab at writing a novel, and if you have, you know what it's like to spend an hour or two at the keyboard, followed by the realization that you're going to have to delete everything you wrote.
He drops a lot more wisdom (and discusses how The Fault in Our Stars changed over time).