Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most well-known artist of all time. Before he died from a gunshot wound at the early age of 37, Van Gouh had already created over 2,100 works of art. Here’s the twist though. Only a handful of people knew of his artwork, and not many of them even appreciated it.
Every writer should study Mr Van Gogh biography, if for nothing else but to prepare us for the bloody battle that we’ll all have just to get published.
But we must also remember that even if we happen to get lucky and beat out the hundreds of thousands other novels that had been queried, it doesn’t mean ours will even sell. We still need to compete with every other book that’s gotten as far. So statistically, to be a phenomenon best seller that way we want to be, we have to be an extremely rare person in deed.
It’s something to work towards. What do you think?