Here’s what important about this:
The only goal is not level 10.
The goal is to make sure you savor the first 6 levels.
1. Finish a complete novel.
2. Finish a complete novel that does not suck.
3. Finish a novel you actually like.
4. Someone reads your novel.
5. Someone who is not a relative reads your novel.
6. Someone reads your novel and LIKES it.
7. Your novel is published by an actual publisher.
8. People buy your novel.
9. LOTS of people buy your novel.
10. You spend the rest of your life living off the proceeds of your novel.
11. Mayyyyyybe you write another novel.