This week’s poll was suggested by Tiffany, a reader who posed the question;
Would you rather write a novel you were really proud of that achieved no measure of commercial success or write a novel you knew was crappy but that made you a ton of money?
I think this is something all writers think about from time to time. Sometimes, the work we’re most proud of is a book that goes silently into the night, making nary a blip on publishing’s radar. Some of my very favorite books to read are ones that others have never heard of, books I’ve found in the bargain bin or stumbled across on some obscue shelf, only to read them and think, “This is GOOD.”
All of which is to say that a commercially successful book doesn’t always equal a GOOD one.
I know the answer to this question for myself, but I’m not going to tell until you guys have weighed in! So how about it? Which would you rather write?