Most unpublished writers thinks it's that first sell. But what if you never sell again? What if your book tanks? To some published it's probably making the bestseller lists. But what if you never make a list? Does that mean you haven't been a success?
Sitting down and writing makes you succesful. Just finishing a book makes you a success. So many people say I'm going to write a book some day, but they never even begin.
Here's a little something that puts it more eloquently than I could:
Where Success Goes
Success does not necessarily go to the person who has the most elaborate plan. Success goes to the person who takes a plan and puts it into action.
Success does not usually go to the person who can take a few noisy, impressive strides. Success goes more often to the person who steadily puts one foot in front of the other.
Success doesn't automatically go to the person who starts out with the most resources. Success goes to the person who makes the best use of whatever is available.
Success goes not to the person who makes the biggest promises. Success goes to the person who reliably follows through on promises.
Today is your opportunity to put your plans into action. Today is filled with moments in which you can put one foot in front of the other and move steadily forward.
Today you have the chance to follow through on the things you have promised, and to make the most of the good things that are available to you. Use today wisely, and success is yours.
-- Ralph Marston
What do you think makes a writer a success?