My best advise for aspiring writers is FINISH IT. I had several half-begun novels. You have to push yourself they way you would for a workout. I did not complete my first novel - "The Gifted: Adversaries & Healers"- until my sister challenged me during NANOWRIMO. She did it because she knew she would not finish it alone and I did it - at first - as a supportive act of indulging my little sister. However, it turns out to be the best thing for both of us. We pushed each other ... and we finished. We're doing it again this year for our second novels.