Here's a great article from Writer's Digest http://writersdigest.com/article/take-your-novel-to-the-finish-line/ on finishing your novel. No, not writing it but finishing it.
The difference is that writing it is only the first step. You must evaluate and revise before the novel can be considered finished...unless you're one of the superb writers of the century :-) Me? I have to evaluate and revise.