I have been asked if I wish my books were a best-seller, or made into a movie. It's a silly question because every writer has grandiose fantasies of readers flocking to bookstores for a copy of their books, and then for a movie producer to say, "I want to make your book into a movie!" It may sound childish, but then we all have a little child's play aching for release. To have such fantasies are not necessarily the sign of an amateur writer.
I have learned through the course of years of writing that success comes through hard work and dedication to your writing. And there are many levels of success. To finish a manuscript. That is a success. To have it published. That is a success. To have readers purchase a copy of your book. That is a success. For readers to write reviews of your story. That is a success.
The professional writer does not always achieve best-seller status, and their books may never be made into a movie. The professional writer is satisfied with the work they created and the success which follows in whatever shape or form.
David Lucero, a proud and professional writer.
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