I love this post on Kristen Lamb's blog. She talks about how only 5% of writers will ever make it as career authors. It might sound discouraging to some, but she broke it down to show how much of writing and publishing really is within each person's control. It's easy to forget that when you're in the trenches, but I love Lamb's reminder that it's about showing up and learning and improving.
Also, she didn't say it explicitly, but I was reminded that succeeding as a writer isn't a competition. It's only about my own willingness to sacrifice and work and be dedicated to my goals. That, I can handle!
Check out the post--especially her breakdown of the 5%. I think I may frame it and put it on my desk.