do you consider writing a novel an accomplishment?

Philippines
June 6, 2007 7:24am CST
It has been one of my ambitions to become a famous writer someday and I've started to make some samples.. I want them to be compiled and be published. To be known around the world as a writer is a great Accomplishment that even though you would die someday, people couldn't forget you and your works..
5 responses
@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
9 Aug 07
I consider writing a novel an accomplishment. Writing a novel takes commitment and discipline. You will have many starts and stops during the process. You will fall in love with characters. You may even fall in love with your own writing. Writing the story is the easy part. The more difficult part comes in the revision and editing process. It can be painful to strike out words you loved so much. I think even harder than revision is getting that book out. You have to solicit publishers and agents and face a lot of rejection. And even if you do get published, there's no guarantee you'll become famous or that you'll be able to make a living from selling your novel. Book promotion is another job in itself. Unless you're already a best selling author, you will have to do most of the promotion yourself. I do hope you accomplish what you want. Don't give up. I wish you the best.
@morgandrake (2140)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Considering the amount of work that goes into writing a novel, yes, I would call it an accomplishment.
• United States
6 Jun 07
Like you, I'd also love to be a published author. I don't know if I want to be famous or not, but I would like to experience success as a result of my writing. I've been taking steps toward accomplishing that goal and understanding (and accepting) that it's going to be a long road to travel (every step walked on this road is a learning experience) has been a challenge worth going through. What's funny about my situation is that I really want to be an accomplished novelist . . . but I've yet to take the actual writing process as seriously as I should. I don't schedule in "novel writing" time like my fellow writing friends do or anything like that yet. I need to, though . . . and I will.
@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
6 Jun 07
Yes, definitely! Having a my writing published is on my list of things to do before I turn 50. I also fancy myself as a writer and to have my book published would be a dream come true!:P As of now I am trying to improve on my writing and I know I really have to write, write, write.... but I often get sidetracked by my job and other mundane things that need to be done. Good luck to us!
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
6 Jun 07
If the novel has a message, if the writing is good and if it is going to be a successful and popular, then it is really an achievement. One should show the work to some experienced person before going for print.