Motorcycles, Success & What’s on Deck

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Hope you all had a great weekend! I went to Nashville, played some roleplaying games and then today, before I left, I got to go out on my motorcycle! The weather was so beautiful. It got up over 70 degrees, the sun was shining and there were hundreds of bikes out!  I’m getting more and more comfortable on my bike, making me a lot less nervous. I’ve only logged about 250 miles of saddle time and about 75 of that was today, I’m guessing. I’m still a newbie rider, but I’m feeling better about it every time I go out.

This week on the blog is going to be fun, I think. I’ve got another WIL post in the works (it’s about villains!), another book for the Steps on the Journey series, and a couple other tidbits up my sleeve! You may have noticed the new little revision tracker on the left sidebar, just below the SoJ book. That’s how far along in my revisions I am for my book, Soul Cavern. Now my mentor can see exactly how far behind I am!

While I was riding, I got to thinking about success and what it means. Everyone defines success differently. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to defining writing success as being published by a reputable magazine or publishing house. I think other people define success in writing as perfecting their craft to the best of their ability. Maybe others define it as making a lot of money.

How do you define success in your writing career?

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    Mewie
    March 2, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Ooh… what kind of RPGs do you play? It’s so rare to meet a woman that plays role-playing games. Does your husband play with you too? I wish my wife would join me but she’s not as geeky as me… shucks.

    I love the sidetracker. How did you make that? I should do one too… then everyone will realize how far behind I am from drafting my novel. Ugh! But that would be a great motivator to commit to my writing and playing less games… ahem… RPG games. hah.

    My personal definition of a writer’s success is when people actually enjoy one’s writing and want more of it. It could be a blog, a magazine, a book – anything and challenges you to write better that would be deemed relevant to others.

    On that good note, I am certainly looking forwarding to reading about villains!

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    Margaret
    March 3, 2008 at 8:03 am

    My definition of writing success is readership. Currently, my only writing is through my blog and it’s getting those comments from readers on each piece I craft that gives me that feeling of success.

    I’m looking forward to reading more of your work as I explore your site.

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    Kevin
    March 3, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    That side tracker is great, where can I get one? 😀 I would define success in my writing as being an established author, meaning published and well known for my works.

    Sounds like you had fun on your motorcycle. 🙂

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    robert bourne
    March 3, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    success is having one person like what you have written..more than one is better…money for me doesn’t enter into it..I have been writing since I was a kid and nobdy ever paid me..it’s just something I do..now if they want to pay me that’s great but it’s not any kind of driving force..

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    Two Write Hands
    March 4, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Success for me would be having a handful of total strangers hear my name and say, “Hey, aren’t the one who wrote…” 🙂

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    Linda R. Moore
    March 4, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Hiya! You dropped your card on my blog…

    Hey…another rider! Cool. I have two other blogs–www.ravensrides.com is motorcycles only, and http://www.ravensroads.com is travels, many of which are on a bike. You might like ’em. Let me know if you want to trade links. 🙂

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    Haney
    March 4, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Which type of bike is yours?

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