Success means different things to different writers. Perhaps you have a writer you aspire to be like, or you aim to publish in a particular way within a certain time frame, or you have technical goals about how you to ideally express yourself, or all of the above.
The question is:
- Are your goals realistic and achievable?
- Are they trulyyour goals (or some other ideal defined by people you know, writing mythology or your parents)?
- Are you flexible enough to adjust your goals as needed?
- Can you accept failure as part of the creative process, learn from it and continue?
Whose goals? Your goals
- Do you dream of fame and fortune like JK Rowling enjoys? That might be nice, but her writing journey belongs to her just like yours belongs to you. Don’t rule out producing five best sellers in the next five years if that’s your aim…
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