Authoring novels and books is definitely an expedition with pitfalls, lessons, and wins all along the way. Here are a few valuable things things that I learned when becoming a professional writer. I hope some of them will help you in your work.
Creation is a form of energy, and we have a choice in how we spend that energy. The path to success is paved by forward momentum and perseverance, not by negativity and fear. Be it writing or playing the piano, the act of creation yields power in its completion.