This one took some considering. :-) I mean my theme is writing. I thought, and thought some more.
By the by...
It came to me! Eureka!
Do read, do write, do your agent research, DO sell your novel! Do all this and you shall become a PUBLISHED novelist. I promise. :0)
Yeah, I'm slack today. It was only after my struggle, I thought of draft (not the beer), dark glasses (This has nothing to do with what we're talkin' about, just thought I'd throw it in.), deadline, debut, and dedication.