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“I feel successful when the writing goes well. This lasts five minutes. Once, when I was on the bestseller list, I also felt successful. That lasted three minutes.”
“Don't take anyone else's definition of success as your own. (This is easier said than done.)”
“To me, the act of writing itself is infinitely more important than any success I have achieved through it. Not that I'm knocking success, but after all, I'm the person locked in front of my TRS 80 anywhere from eight to twelve hours a day.”
Jacqueline Briskin, English-born U.S.-English writer
Full name: Jacqueline Orgell Briskin.