[What is the secret to successful writing?]
All three. Forever and ad nauseous. And then some more.
The difference between the right word
and the almost-right word is really a large matter—
’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.
Write. Start writing today. Start writing right now. Don’t write it right, just write it—and then make it right later. Give yourself the mental freedom to enjoy the process, because the process of writing is a long one. Be wary of “writing rules” and advice. Do it your way.