For me, getting published was the big one. I’m still reeling a little bit from that." - Josephine Angelini, author of Starcrossed.
There are inner gauges – writing a great sentence, creating believable characters, structuring a beautifully balanced scene – and there are external gauges such as sales, awards and reviews. I’ve found that focusing on the external gauges can drive a girl crazy, so I try to take my joy in the craft and the art of writing. I set challenges for myself, such as writing in a new point of view or intricate world building or tackling a new genre, and find satisfaction in the work. Having said all that, I was doing the happy-dance when EONA debuted at #5 on the New York Times Bestseller List!" - Alison Goodman, author of Eona.