If you were the hero of your own quest and the best selling novel were the goal for you to reach, how would the story unfold?
Well that's an interesting question. And my answer goes something like this. Ask Frodo how he thought his life would unfold and I"m sure you'd get a very different answer than how it actually happened. Ask just about any hero from any story and see how much that differs from the result.
So my "quest"?
Well first off we'd need to establish my goal. And I wouldn't say that it's to sell a trillion copies of my books. Writing is a tool, selling books is a tool. I just want to reach into the hearts of this generation and watch God move.
However, doing that requires sales. Selling ten books or a trillion. (Be nice to sell a bunch though lol. Plus....I'd need to to make a living). And the goal for selling is uh......
I honestly have no idea how it'll unfold. But my plan follows something along the lines of....
- Finish writing my novella/novel
- Submit to FPP novella/novel
- Read FPP's glowing response (I'm not biased :D LOL)
- Sign novella/novel
- Sell billions of copies (er...make that thousands)
- Sign with large company
- Sell millions
Currently I'm floating between the first three. I know the publisher likes the story idea. I know he likes the original characters. I know he likes the last half of the plot. Now I've just gotta write the beginning and sell it to him.
Easy enough right? (I wish haha).
So let's dream a minute. If your vision for your stories came true....how would that unfold? Dare to be crazy. It's pretty nuts for me to say I intend to sell thousands just out of (or during) my senior year of high school. But you know what, I'm going for it anyway.
In fact, it's nuts to think I could be published.
But I know I'm not the only dreamer out there. So let's hear those radical thoughts.
To the end,