#BlogFlash2012: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts: #10 – Success
This month Mr B and I are taking part in #BlogFlash2012, run by Terri Giuliano Long, and – every Friday – #FlashFiveFriday at The Indie Exchange.
The idea behind #BlogFlash2012 is simple: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts. Every day there’s a new visual prompt and you have to produce 50-100 words on the theme. The beauty of it is, you can produce anything from a simple anecdote to a piece of flash fiction.
There’s also a Facebook page so you can follow along and swap links.
I am also taking part in NaBloPoMo August.
#BlogFlash2012: #10 Success
When I started writing I once measured success as selling millions of copies and being rich. My perception of success has changed a lot since then. If I could earn enough to pay my bills each month then I would be more than happy.
Real success for me comes in the form of readers’ reactions. If a reader tries one of my books and is full of praise, feels that I have taken them on a rewarding journey, then that is the kind of success that is worth far more to me than money.
Success. Is there anything in the world more subjective than success? One person’s success could potentially be another’s failure. And yet, is there anything in the world we work harder for than success?
When I was younger I believed success was a good job, a big house, many holidays, a great car. Now I’m older, I realise success is a good love, a big heart, many warm moments, a great sense of humour. Success is not defined by what we have but by who we are.
What was the last piece of candy that you gave someone else?
I always try to give a piece of whatever candy I’m eating to Mr B. He deserves it. Call it the ‘Last Rolo Syndrome’…
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