The prompt for today was to tell what your writing success looks like. Show don't tell.
Would you believe that I have NEVER thought of the success part of it? Oh, I have thought about the clamoring fans, the book signings, and the dashing from t v interview to t v interview. But to think of the actual success and how it would feel? No.
To make me feel successful would be to have the people who love me love what I do and not just because I did it, but because it was good. Very good.
That has been the one thing that has made me hang back from writing more. I can't seem to get anyone to convince me that what they think is good is really good.
Does that mean that I have to earn a million dollars in a month to impress and be impressed?
My success would look like pleasure. The gentle smile on my husband's face as he reads the article in the magazine when he says, " That's good."
The giggle of my grown daughter who says "Momma, that's really good."
Feedback from other writers is something I crave for the things I write. Not just my comments on Facebook or the messages we exchange, but for the blog I struggle over.
But, success really looks like me continuing to write and say, " I have something to share."