I can’t claim to have any success as a writer, after all, I’ve never had anything published, but it seems to me that the moment you do publish, you are soon to be measured against a fantasy measuring stick.
I hope I never lose sight of the fact that I love writing, and I keep things in perspective. Both the good reviews and the bad.
If even one person enjoys our work, and even if that one person is ourselves, shouldn’t we be allowed to feel a success?
A very thought provoking article below, and well worth a read.