Confession: I totally did NOT research the market at all before publishing due to the whole never-thought-I’d-publish-jack-squat thing.
Hmm. I’ll be totally honest cuz partially honest is pretty shady, eh? I kinda sorta got lucky because 1) I found a very specific audience (wounded hero romance) without much searching (literally a 5-minute Google search) and 2) Me Before You came out with perfect timing and put disabled characters on the map in a very big way. Thanks, Jojo Moyes!
Anyhoo, I know some indies just write what they love but…
Others wanna build a legit readership or sell a ton of copies or become a bestseller, eh? I 100% admit to being a “hack” as Derek Murphy discusses in this video and I ain’t ashamed haha!
Yes, I’m (still) obsessed with DM.
No, not Quite possibly in a creepy stalker way. At least I don’t think so 😉 Hope this helped some!!