A Bookish Choice: Would you rather be an obscure novelist whose work will be admired and studied by a select few for decades, or a popular paperback author whose books give pleasure to millions?
This isn’t even a choice for me, really. I would much rather be a popular paperback writer who gives pleasure to millions and earns enough money to live on.
It can be tempting to think of becoming an obscure niche writer who will be appreciated by critics and readers decades from now but I want to enjoy life. And that includes having money. 🙂