Wednesday, September 1, 2021

#IWSG: Success As A Writer


It's Insecure Writer's Support Group Day! If you'd like to join, go HERE.

This month's optional question is:
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?

This is a tough one. Success means different things to different people, and certainly there is the financial aspect to consider. For me, I'd like to support myself as a writer. That would be real success! 

However, I'm also happy to write and publish and have my work appreciated, even with no great financial gain.

So, speaking of short story Elephant in the Tomb was runner up over at Women On Writing, and I was beyond thrilled to win a $25 Amazon card, along with an interview, and my story published (you can read it here). 

Now I call that a success! 
I felt as if I'd won the Pulitzer Prize!

What about you?

What does success as a writer look like to you?