Why I Call Myself a Successful Writer

Adonis Richards
ILLUMINATION
Published in
4 min readMay 22, 2024

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I’ll tell you my reasons

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I spend time with myself often defining the meaning of “successful”. It’s not easy. As I look at the measurement of successful writers I think of NY Times Bestsellers and Pulitzer Prize winners.

However, none of that matters to me. We’ll It isn’t what I define as “successful”.

By no means am I diminishing NY Times Bestsellers or other awards. I want those. I’m saying I know I’m on the right path to those because of the success I already have.

To me, success is defined by my measurement when it comes to being a writer.

I don’t follow the “conventional” rules. I can’t. (If there are any)

I’ll never achieve what I want to if I do. I challenge myself to make my own success as a writer, here’s what I define as successful.

I Love Writing

Writing is my passion. I’ve been writing since elementary school when I would talk about outlandish stories. (My classmates hated those, but I was always thinking outside the box and creating.) Also, asking my classmates about their favorite superpower at lunch to write a story about it showcased my love for writing. I’ve been a storyteller my whole life. Even as I write now, I’m making stories up in my head.

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Adonis Richards
ILLUMINATION

Writer and poet aspiring to write and create content. Website: adonisinquiry.com