Comparison & the Death of Joy
Big news of a publishing phenom drops (like Leigh Bardugo's 8 figure deal). This is the unicorn of publishing. Yet why do we compare ourselves? And why is this so rare?
Did you see the news this week?
You might have been so focused on the Oscars or other events that you missed the news that dropped about Leigh Bardugo’s monster 8-figure publishing deal with MacMillan (her publishing home for her whole career) in the wake of the second season debut of Shadow and Bone, her popular Netflix series based on her books.
For authors, this is the equivalent of …. winning the lottery.
Keep reading for my insights into this deal—and personal connection to the story.
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