A. Just do it (oh, hang on, I think someone else might have used that...)
A. Waiting until the age of 46 to get it together to write a novel
A. Consistency, a sense of humour and being willing to laugh at all my jokes
A. Writing a novel and having it published in the current climate (sorry kids - I guess you were expecting a mention here...)
A. Being able to talk to anyone, anywhere - I have a friend who can do that. It's a great gift.