Guest blogger Jimmy Pudge says to make like a tree.
My only advice as far as enhancing success is to branch out. Meet as many writers as possible, and network with them. Here's the thing: you may have written the greatest thriller ever, but it still won't sell if no one knows about it. You need reviews, and you need other writers to help you promote the book. Having a great cover and a nicely edited manuscript is also important in the long run.
Check out Jimmy’s blog at http://www.jpudge.com/