Best of luck!!!
I'll tell you the story of my first mead as a result. I decided the day before that my friends and I should make mead. They were naturally like, "Sweet idea okay!" Next day we bought a ton of stuff at the brew store and cheap filtered honey at meijers. We joked the whole time doing this (three 1 gallon batches, show mead, metheglin, and cyser). Sterilization was a bit of a serious joke at this time, we did our best.
The real fun started with pouring the molten honey (i've stopped cooking my honey since
) into the bucket. Basically I poured it towards me, and thankfully my thick jeans protected me from this scalding mixture! Ha, anyway girlfriend called and was jealous I was having so much fun, but that's another story...
After 8 weeks, we bottled the metheglin and show mead. From there we proceeded to drink 1 bottle of each, and found we made the most disgusting thing in the world! It was god awful, but we still had to finish it too! It wasn't alcohol bad, though that was there. It kinda tasted like rubber, bitter, burn, I don't know what else. Great thing was trying to make it taste better. We added orange slices and water. That only made it harder because it diluted the mixture. It was fun, but probably stupid, and gave me a slight headache. Note: we fermented this at high temp not knowing any better. Funny how it works that way.
Results, cyser got stuck at 1.06 and 10% alc, but it tasted good (comparitably). No funny stories with that guy.
Don't let that fun story discourage you, I just though it was exciting, and I hope yours turns out well. I shared one of the bad bottles with my friends...