Years ago I read a writer’s account of what an insatiable beast the craving for success can be. If you get a positive rejection, you need to have an acceptance. If you have an acceptance, you need it to be from a large publisher. If you get a contract from a large publisher, you need to have great reviews. If you get great reviews, you need to have fantastic sales. If you have great sales, you need awards. If you have great sales, glowing reviews, are published by the largest publisher, and have awards dripping from your lapel, why oh why isn't one of those The Nobel???
Back to what success really means to me- do good work and stay sane. Success!