on The Book Shepherd:
Not a week goes by when an author-in-waiting doesn’t say to me:
I want to sell a million copies.
My book is like the ones James Patterson writes.
My writing is like Sandra Brown’s.
I want to be published in New York.
Alrighty … goals are always good to have … and reach for. When I hear comments I like the above, I know—yes, I know, that the author-in-waiting hasn’t done his or her publishing homework.