Anyone can pen words on paper but it takes skill to combine the right words to reel the readers in. Once you've hooked your audience, it takes passion and perseverance to deliver the promise of a good story.
If you can grab your readers by the eyeball, keep them glued to their comfy chairs mesmerized and guessing until the end, then you have accomplished what you had hoped to do. You have crafted a story that was told well.
You didn't just toss a bunch of words on paper to fill the pages. Your words were painted with passion and spoken from the heart. If readers can feel the same emotions, participate in the action and see all the people and places through your words, then you have created a story worthy of reading. And if readers took the time to enjoy the fruits of your labor, then you have succeeded as a story-teller.
Congratulations to a Writer!