This is an interesting perspective on the careers of Bestselling authors who fall victim to One-Hit-Wonder syndrome. I wonder if the pressure to recreate that first success, either from their publishers or in their own heads, contributes to creative stagnation. Independent authors have an advantage here, I think, in that we have the freedom to keep trying until we find our groove, collecting readers along the way. The steadily prolific writers are the ones I look up to more so than the chart toppers. What do you think?
S.C. Jensen S.C. Jensen is a writer and artist living in Middle-of-Nowhere, Saskatchewan, Canada. Please don't hold it against her. She is currently writing a quarterly magazine for Northern Saskatchewan, called The Trailblazer. She also writes some short fiction in the speculative fiction and folk genres, and is working on her second sci-fi novel, Ghostlights. Her short story "The Spirit of Settee Lake" was featured in the online publication, "Good Medicine Stories with Lee Maracle and Richard Van Camp". Her first novel, "The Timekeepers' War," published by Bedlam Press, was released in 2014 and can be purchased at most online book retailers.