1. Success Isn't About Money
Everyone wants to be rich. Not going to lie, having a little more money in my life wouldn't be a bad thing but it isn't what I define success by. I work full time as well as being a writer, because my books don't bring that sort of revenue in but that's okay. The money isn't why I write.
2. Success Isn't About Fame
I don't need everyone in the world to know my name. Heck, I don't even know my readers to know my name so long as they know and love my books. I'd love my books to be famous - like Pride and Prejudice famous or Fifty Shades famous.
3. Success Isn't About Having A Movie Or A TV Series
If my books were made into films or tv series one day would be beyond amazing but it's not really how I define success. That would just be a massive bonus.
4. Success Is About Having Readers
The most important thing to me, more than money or fame, is who reads my books. I want thousands of readers. Millions. I want every girl who loves a good romance novel to read my books.
5. Success Is About People Enjoying My Books
I know for me, the books I love, are often not just read once but read at least ten times. That's what I want for my books. I want them to be loved by my readers just as much as I love them.
6. Success Is About Making A Difference
It might sound ridiculous, but I want my books to mean something. I want them to change something. I want them to change the way my readers see their world. I want them to expose emotion. I want my books to talk about issues that affect us all, especially the ones we struggle to discuss.
If I manage that I won't mind if I never get rich or famous. To be fair, writing is it's own reward. I love creating a world of my own inside my head.