1. People you don’t know start criticizing your work.
2. People you do know stop criticizing your work.
3. Strangers write to you and say, “I haven’t read anything of yours, but would you read something of mine?”
4. Your neighbors stop asking you when you’re going to get a job.
5. Friends start inviting you over to show you “... something I’ve been working on.”
6. You start cashing your checks instead of having them framed.
Copyright © 2007, Michael A. Banks