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Writing Success #IWSG

Created by Alex Cavanaugh, join us here.

Many thanks to the cream-of-the-crop co-hosts for September: Rebecca Douglass, T. Powell Coltrin @Journaling Woman, Natalie Aguirre, Karen Lynn, and C. Lee McKenzie!

This month’s question:

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?

For me, this image speaks to the essence of writing success:

Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay 

It’s the pure joy of your words capturing an idea and connecting with a reader. When your words elicit deep emotion from readers, you’ve made it.

How do you define success?

11 thoughts on “Writing Success #IWSG”

  1. For me, connecting with a reader is just getting one to acknowledge they’ve read it. My grandson has been an easy mark lately. I tell him I’m writing a story similar to a book he just finished and liked. He reads each scene as I write them. I hope I have him hooked.

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  2. I’m way behind on my IWSG rounds–sorry to visit so late! I love that pic and your take on success. You’re so right. If I can bring a reader joy, a little escapism, maybe make them think, I’m a success.

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