September 1 question -
How do you define success as a writer?
Is it holding your book in your hand?
Having a short story published?
Making a certain amount of income from your writing?
Technically, these are questions, plural.
I will stop being pedantic now and do my worst.
1) How do I define success as a writer?
Hell if I know. I'll let you know when it happens.
2) Is it holding your book in your hand?
I would have to hold my computer. I only publish e-books at this time.
3) Having a short story published?
I publish a new story every month. I don't define my abilities as a writer based on whether or not someone else will publish my work.
4) Making a certain amount of income from your work?
If I depended on income to define my worth as a writer, I'd give up writing and become an alcoholic. I'll start looking at my royalties if they ever amount to enough to make me notice them.
And there you have it. I told you I'd do my worst.
Ornery Owl Has Spoken
Success is one of the most loaded words I know.ReplyDelete
However, I think that your success (and I do count it that way) is that you keep writing - despite the shit that life flings at you.
If depended solely on income to measure writing success I would end up giving writing up too. You have to really like the act of writing to make it worth your time and energy which it does take a lot of both.ReplyDelete