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Success is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary to be a “favorable or desired outcome” with examples including “the attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence.”

But, people define success differently.

So, what exactly is success and how do you know when you’ve reached this level?

Well, that’s entirely up to you.

There is no right or wrong answer. Some people define success as obtaining a high-paying job, others by finding fame, and some believe that finding love and being loved in return is success in itself.

So, can we truly define success?

We can, but like a book, success is full of different layers, different characters and different stories.

So, is it when you complete the first draft of your novel? When you discover a new side to your character? When you sign that first book deal? All of the above?

Success, like your imagination, is endless, but it entirely depends on what you consider to be worth calling a “success.”

So, writers, how do you define success?

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