Here is a conversation I had with my son (7 years old) last night. He was looking at the proof copy “Foodies Rush In”.
SON: Ma. Ma! So…are you famous?
ME: Famous? No. Why?
SON: But you have books, right?
SON: Do a lot of people buy your books?
ME: Not really.
SON: How many have you sold?
ME: All together?
ME: About 50.
SON: Wow. That’s a lot.
SON: Why aren’t more people buying your books? ME: Well….
SON: Maybe if you wrote something that people WANT to read then they’d buy your books.
ME: (blink blink)
SON: Let me think about this. Maybe I could come up with an idea of something people would actually want to read.
ME: Okay. That would be really helpful.
A few minutes later, he told me that perhaps I should ‘write something with a lot of battles and explosions and stuff’ because that’s what he’d like to read, and he’s pretty sure there are like a million other people out there would like to read that too. And maybe then I’ll be famous.