Being patient is not something that would describe me at all. Throughout the whole process of writing to publishing as been a hard lesson learned. I thought that I would share:
Being patient is the most important. Nothing gets achieved overnight. It takes time to establish a groove, to get followers, to gain experience. When I first start I thought that it would be easy and quick. I was so wrong and I have learned the hard way. Wait and good things will come.
Don't get ahead of yourself. Writing comes first. Always. Market later. I just finished my second book but I am being patient and making sure that I don't get ahead before it is ready. I made this mistake the first time.
Someone once told me that to be successful, keep writing. It doesn't matter if everyone in the world hates your first book. At least you achieved something. The first stepping stone is getting up the courage to go publish it. Then publish the second, but keep writing if you love it. Who cares what other people think!
Be Confidant and Respectful. Know that your work is good and your proud of it. Be respectful to those who disagree. I read a lot of threads in forums and I am appalled at people's behavior. Just because there is not a actual face talking to you, you can still do damage through words.
Love what you do. Perfection. If you get tired or working on your novel, don't toss it or give up. Put it aside and work on something new for awhile. This is how I keep things new and exciting.
These are just a few that come to mind, maybe later I will post some more when I think on it more.