Two part post: 1) What does success mean to you as a writer? 2) Writer’s Digest publication opportunity!
Success can be measured in many ways and is weighed
differently among each individual. Today, Brian Klems of Writer’s Digest wrote
an article on this very topic. He asked readers “Will you ever consider
yourself a successful writer? If so, when? If you had to pick a moment thus far
in your writing career that you felt was your most successful moment, what
would it be?”
payment for writing, acknowledgement of my work, and loyal readers as wonderful
treats, but I feel that success as a writer is measured in my continued
efforts. The world of writing is such a difficult one that it requires bravery
and the journey demands learning humble lessons along with developing resolve.
Every time I gain knowledge as a writer and start the next sentence, I am
attaining a new level of success.
involves improvement and will never attain perfection; in the same line of
thought, I would actually say it was my first partial manuscript request that I
consider my greatest success so far. This may sound odd because the agent
passed. Despite the rejection, to date that rejection has been one of my most
enlightening experiences on how to improve my craft. Based on the agent’s request, I was able to gauge that my novel query and idea did get someone’s
attention, and the rejection just told me I need to keep working at something
that is worth pursuing.
success as a writer, or if you are pin-pointing a time that you consider most
successful in your writing career, please share. Our stories have the power to
thoughts on this topic at Writer’s Digest, then head on over and check out the
article “What defines writing success?” and post your reply. If the article reaches 50 replies, Klems will give his favorite post’s author a guest post on