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A Goodreads user asked Ann Hunter:

Ann, how do measure success as a writer and author?

Ann Hunter I'm so glad you asked this, Fred. 2014 is my first year as an official, money-earning author. The 4 books I've put out this year have already been nominated for several awards, and I don't expect my good fortune to stop there. I make good money too, for just starting out.
But you know what? None of that matters.
It matters that my writing makes ME happy. And I try very hard to send a message with each book that will speak to readers.
I will measure my success by the effect my books have on other people's souls.
With each book I finish, I feel successful. Fulfilled. That is how I measure my success.

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