However you define success as a writer, if you consider yourself successful, I have a question for you: what is your ratio of writing to everything else you do that the profession of writer requires. In "writing" I include not only cranking out first drafts but rewrites, editing, polishing, organizing a specific work and research directly related to that specific work. In "everything" else I include reading other people's work, watching films or TV shows or attending plays within your genre, doing research not related to a specific work, studying writing and related skills, communicating with agents and editors, submitting work for publication, etc etc etc. Someone told me that, if you want to be a professional poker player, you should do four hours of study for every hour of play. Does a similar rule apply to writing, in your view?