Successful novels seem to be based on the 3 essential ingredients of story, relationships and objectives.The story is what you want to do with the characters, events, and changing circumstances to make it interesting for the reader. Relationships are about how the characters relate to their acquaintances, friends and soulmates and the events that come between them. Objectives involve the resolution to the following questions:
1. We always want what we can't have.
2. We always dream of what we can't have.
3. We're always attracted to the ones that don't want us.