What is the Opposite of Success?

What is the Opposite of Success? I’m blogging at Books & Such today. Here’s a preview: The business of publishing gives us frequent opportunities to feel like a success or … not a success. At every step of the journey, we receive feedback and results that tell us whether our efforts are working. It’s an uncertain path riddled with possibilities for disappointment. → We pitch our book at a conference and nobody seems to want what we’ve written. → We search for an agent, to no avail. → Our book is being submitted to publishers, but none are biting. → Our book is available for sale, but the numbers aren’t good. → We arrange a booksigning event at a bookstore, and nobody shows up. When things happen that don’t make us feel exactly like a “success,” the...
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