Wednesday, September 1, 2021

September IWSG Post and my definition of success as a writer


2021 is going by too rapidly. I badly want to grab it and ask it to slow down. But I guess that is the tendency of time, it flies by, taking along with it, weeks, months and years. All too soon September has arrived at our doorstep and brought with it another IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) post. IWSG is an online group of writers posting on the first Wednesday of the month.

Started by Alex J CavanaughIWSG is now a force to reckon with, as is Alex, the author of Amazon Bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars, with many others on the way. Do visit the IWSG website for more information on this amazing group and some writing related posts and also Alex’s blog.

September 1 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?

The awesome co-hosts for the September 1 posting of the IWSG are Rebecca Douglass, T. Powell Coltrin, Natalie Aguirre, Karen Lynn and  C. Lee McKenzie.

I would define it as all three and add few more. Success as a writer would be having large first print runs (as publishers are certain that the book/s will sell fast and well). Success is getting fat advances (the reason being the same as before). Success is getting amazing book launches (publishers willing to spend money as they are sure of the returns). Success would also be getting amazing displays in bookstores, attending lit fests, doing regular book signing events and getting fabulous reviews from all the readers. (One can dream big right?).

I’m eager to read all your definitions of success as a writer.