My family has asked me this question.
And when I said no, they didn’t believe me.
Yeah, the money would be nice. The validation would be nice. All the fan mail would be nice.
But when you’ve already hit the top what is left? Will your next series be as big? Or do you end up being stuck?
I’d love to be successful with my writing. I’d love to be able to write until I’m 90 years old. But I also want to be able to continue to create and tell different stories and build with each one. To spread my creative wings and fly – sometimes over the desert and sometimes over the mountains.
I’d love for my work to never go out of print and continue to be loved by future generations. I’d love to hit the best seller list. But I feel like J. K. Rowling and Meyers don’t have many places left to go.
I hesitate to even pick an author whose career I’d like to emulate because everyone’s path is different. I want it to be my path. And we all know that success and publication doesn’t bring happiness and contentment, right?
What do you think? Would you want to be the next J. K. Rowling? Seriously.