“As fantastic as it is to see your name in print, getting published shouldn't be the standard by which you determine your level of personal success or failure. … Plenty of things matter much, much more.” – Ann Edwards Cannon in “7 key principles for writing success.” [The Writer, July 2009]I read this advice a lot. As a novice writer, it’s difficult to accept. I like to see my stories in print. Who doesn’t? And when a story succeeds, it is personal. However, it's like most things. I'm only a success or failure until the next acceptance or rejection.