What is success for you? Is it selling a lot of books? Getting published? Self-publishing? Traditional publishing? Finishing a novel? Ask five writers and you’ll probably get five different responses.
I have been reading the latest WritersDigest and they discuss their own measure of success:
“If it’s by selling a lot of copies, then you’re setting yourself up for failure, because you’ll always lose to heavy hitters like Harlan Coben.” They go on to mention that if your only focus is on selling lots of copies, then it’s almost a guarantee that you won’t.
Keep in mind that this is different from having a positive attitude about selling a lot of copies. It’s not saying that you can’t or won’t. It’s simply saying that if selling a lot of copies is what you base your success rate or failure rate on, then you are in for a huge surprise.
Success for me personally, is finishing the writing I start. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a short, 500 word article. As long as I finish it, it’s success.
What about you? What defines success for you as a writer? Share in Comments! I’d love to know.
Share…it does a body good (Evin – http://www.mrgurupublishing.com)