#10: If you plan to do your writing only when you have free time, you’ll never get beyond the first few pages. Make a regular schedule and do your best to stick to it.
#11: Your non-writing friends will not understand “I have to write.” Tell them you have to work. That they’ll understand.
#12: Consider what books you enjoy reading best. Why do you like those types of books? Make a list of reasons. Now, when you craft your novel, make sure you add in these elements. You have to love your story more than anyone. You don't just want to start a project because you think it will sell, but because there's a passion for the story.
#13: When you think about your main conflict for your story, don't forget that books have many layers. in addition think of different problems that could arise for your character. They could be complications to the main problem or altogether different problems. These can be woven together to build one fantastic plot.
#14: When working with your antagonist, don't just make him all bad. Think of one area in which he tries to be a good person. This will add depth to the character and surprise your reader.