How do you rate success? There is no easy way to answer that. It all depends on the person. Everybody looks at success differently. Depending on what is most important to a particular individual. If you’re someone who rates motherhood higher than a job, then you might consider yourself successful if you raise happy and healthy children. Or if you’re a person who focuses on their career, then the further along you get, you might consider yourself successful.
So what about writers? How do writers consider themselves successful? Again, that depends on the writer. The general consensus is a writer is successful when they are either renowned or make enough money to pay their bills. This isn’t always the case. In fact, some writers don’t do it for recognition or the money. They do it because they have something to say, a story to tell. And others do it because they want to make a difference.
For me, it’s when I get my readers to feel something. I want my characters to have meaning. I want my readers to connect to my characters. And believe it or not, but I’ve managed to accomplish it with a book that hasn’t even been released yet. Damaged, Book 2 in my Dark Road series, releases next month. Currently it’s in review. My editor called me earlier today and she told me I made her cry last night. You can imagine I was a bit surprised, until she told me about the scene that broke her heart. Then it all made sense. It happens to be a scene that makes me tear up myself. Now, I don’t want to give anything away, but I will say this, it’s a gut-wrenching moment between Bella and Jeremiah. When I reveal the cover on the 18th, I think it’ll all make more sense. Though I think the title is a bit of a giveaway.Though I think the title is a bit of a giveaway.
In the meantime, if you want to see how Bella and Jeremiah’s story begins, the first book, Addicted is now available for a $1.99.
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Being successful makes me feel like I AM GROOT!