I read a most awesome blog post this morning, which puts everything into perspective about the possibility of being a successful writer.
Kristen Lamb, author of We Are Not Alone, words it much better than I ever could, but basically she is saying that from the millions of people in the world who have a dream to write a novel, very few actually sit down and start writing. And of those who actually start writing, even fewer finish. And of those that finish, even fewer go through the process of editing, and polishing, and bringing that manuscript up to standard where it is accepted by an agent/publisher. And of those who get that far, fewer continue to market themselves and their writing. And those that do, fewer still continue on to write more books, and repeat the process.
So at the end of the day, if you are willing to put in the hard yards, there is a very high chance you will become one of the successful, best-selling authors!
If you’d like to read Kristen’s post (and I highly recommend you do), check it out at: http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/what-are-the-odds-of-success-really/