What’s the recipe for a successful completion at writing a novel?
A lot of coffee (if you drink coffee)
A little sleep
A lot of obsession with your gem of an idea that you’re willing to cultivate into a full-fledged novel
A somewhat firm grasp on your teetering sanity 🙂 LOL
The above listed is what goes into writing the drafts to my books. The most important thing a person can (and should!) have when penning that Great American Novel is to have that stubborn will. A not-so-talented person can go far in life if he or she has the burning ambition to achieve what he or she sets out to do.