[...] when I started writing I was as clueless as a politician with a camera phone and a Twitter account. So, I did what everyone else would do — I just sat in a chair and typed “Chapter One.” Then . . . nothing. I had no idea how to tackle something as intimidating as a novel.
Have a read. Its tone is light-hearted:
RULE ONE: GET DIVORCED, QUIT YOUR JOB, SELL YOUR KIDS
...but you don't have to start married to become a novelist, obviously.
Deborah weaves an interesting story about her journey towards the mindset of a novelist: http://chicklitplus.com/guest-post-deborah-coonts/
Incidentally, the editorial services at Chick Lit provided by Samantha Robey are exactly the kind of services we aim to make searchable through Literarium.