Monday, February 28, 2011
The Measure of Success
What is success?
Success is… when we’ve sold millions of copies of our books and our names are known worldwide.
Success is… when our names are printed larger than the titles of our books.
Success is… when our books are turned into movies.
Success is… when we’ve sold more than five novels.
Success is… when we’ve overcome the second novel syndrome.
Success is… when we’ve sold our first novel without going insane.
Success is… when we’ve completed a finished manuscript and we’re ready to query.
Success is… when we’ve finished the first draft.
Success is… when we’ve come up with an idea worthy enough to turn into a novel.
Success is… when we’ve decided to become writers and first put pen to paper (or fingers to the keyboard).
Though we won’t all reach every goal, that doesn’t mean we can’t all become successful writers. As long as we keep writing, we’re already successful writers.
Do you have a personal goal you want to reach that will be your measure of success?
note: photo of the dungeon steps at Warwick Castle, England. (couldn't find any other useable pics of ladders or stairs) Such a cool place.