Saturday, March 20, 2010

Take this Quiz!

Are You a Successful Writer?

A whacky quiz in three parts

Caution: Any attempt to measure success may drive a mildly insane writer over the edge

Part I

1. Are you published?

2. Have I heard of your book?

3. Are you on the NY Times Bestseller’s list?

4. Has Oprah called?

If you answered no to any of the questions 1-4, you stay up nights contemplating your failure.

Part II

5. Is there a member of your family, critique group, or circle of friends that admires your writing?

6. Have ever you gotten fan mail? (Even letters/emails calling you Stephanie Meyers by mistake count.)

7. Is your book in a library? Has it ever been checked out?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you’ve experienced happiness. For at least a minute.

Part III - Bonus Question

8. Despite all the ups and downs, do you still love writing?

If the answer is yes, than you are both happy and a success!!


  1. #8 Yes!!!! Two weeks ago I visited a friend in Kansas and did a school visit at her kids' school. Her son said, "One time we had a famous author come to our school." I laughed and laughed while my friend stammered an apology. "No worries," I said. "I've kind of figured out that I'm not famous by now."

    But I am still waiting for Oprah to call...

  2. Great quiz!

    I had a kid ask me to sign someone else's book once! If that happens again, I'm definitely signing Stephanie Meyer.