What Is Success?
What does success look like for a writer? What makes a writer successful? Am I a successful writer?
Ever since I published The Librarian’s Ruse last week, these questions have been swimming around my head like a goldfish in a bowl.
Obviously, success looks different for everyone. We all have different goals—different definitions of success. Some people might feel successful if they sell thousands of books and become a NYT bestseller, while other people might be content as long as there are people who enjoyed reading their book.
And some people might just be satisfied with the fact that they published a book at all.
I’m still not completely sure what my definition of success is, but I do know one thing: success doesn’t just happen by osmosis. There’s always someone or something behind a project.
The Librarian’s Ruse is no different. Between God, my editors, the people who reviewed my book, and the writing community as a whole, I’ve had a lot of help with the publication of my story.
I want to take a moment to thank you.
If you’ve bought The Librarian’s Ruse, thank you!
And if you’ve told a friend, or posted about The Librarian’s Ruse on your social media, thank you!
Or, if you’re reading this blog right now, thank you!
I am so grateful for your support.
What Really Matters
The Librarian’s Ruse did become the bestselling release in its category on Amazon thanks to all of your help.
But at this point, it doesn’t matter if I’m a “successful author” because at the very least, I’m a successful person.
The fact that so many people went out of their way to support me reminds me that my worth doesn’t come from what I write—good or bad—because I’m not just a writer. I’m a daughter, granddaughter, niece, friend, and even an inspiration to people around me.
That’s what I need to remember as I develop my definition of success.
Thank you so much!
Before You Go…
What is your definition of success?
Let me know down in the comments!