I think it’s sometimes difficult to relate to JK Rowling’s success, so I found this early video of her from around the time between the first and second book’s launch really interesting. She talks excitedly about selling 30,000 books and getting published in 8 countries. Don’t get me wrong, that’s a massive achievement for any author and she has every right to be proud, but you just can;t help watching this video and thinking, “You have absolutely no idea what’s about to happen.”
A lesson, if you like, in how one shouldn’t try and predict their writing career.