9. Write every day.
8. Read the type of books you want to write
7. Read books you’d never want to write
6. Block internet porn
5. Try again to block internet porn (really do it this time)
4. Prepare for the long haul, lots of work and rewriting
3. Don’t dream of publication dates, prizes, wild librarian-groupies, interviews with Terry Gross or Charlie Rose
2. Be inspired by the greats but find your own voice and believe in it (you may be a hero to tomorrow’s writers)