Tuesday, February 12, 2008
What do you REALLY want?
A friend just told me about someone he knows who was offered - not one, but TWO - music deals at £100,000 each.
That's a lot of £££ by anyone's standards.
The problem was that the company faffed and farted and the end result was that no record was ever produced.
So - translating this to the publishing world, my question is this:
Given the luxury of a choice between a large advance but no book actually produced in the end
... or a far smaller advance but a Real Book ...
Which would you choose?
Obviously the answer would depend on your finances at the starting point.
If you're struggling to put food on the table, you may well feel unable to turn down the money.
But even if that was the case, where would your ideal preference lie?
If you're honest, your answer will speaks volumes (!) about how you feel about your writing.