At the end of the article, my view was it is the same old story again. "NY Times top seller becomes Indie success." Well, hell yeah. She is a top selling writer, with a massive following, people asking for her books. She can't miss, even if she's lousy at advertising, people know her, and will seek her out. How could she fail?
I am known for outrageous ideas, and plot lines, so here is one. What would happen, if --- this is the outrageous part -- one of my books was taken up by an agent for a publishing house?
Let us conjure up a scenario. After getting passed the stage of total disbelief, and being convinced its not a scam/ rip off. Would I take a huge advance? No. Maths 101, the less I take, the quicker it's paid off.
The scene changes to a book deal for my next book, as the popularity of the original grows. I have to ask myself, where is this going? Can I keep up with the demand?
I know I work well to deadlines, but at the same time, I am filled with self-doubt which can stay for days/weeks.
What would happen, if the story became like the now defunct Chronicles of Mark Johnson, a story I no longer wish to be associated with? Would it be like Holmes to Conan Doyle? Public demand forced the hero's return after his fall at the falls.
Then there is always my fear to contend with. I have only got over the fear of public speaking in the last month or two. How would I react to requests for book signings?
As I said, this is all a fantastic twist, in a warped imagination. Get real, it won't happen.