I read a sci-fi book that was so awful, I kept reading, thinking ‘this has to get better’. Spoiler alert: somehow it got worse. After finishing the book I told my wife ‘I could write a better book’. So, I wrote a book. Then another, then another. After being on the NYT best-seller list multiple times and having Columbus Day nominated as a finalist for Audiobook of the Year, I am satisfied that I did write a better book.
Although truthfully, my dogs could write a better book than the one I read. That book set a pretty low bar. Like, a snake could not limbo under that bar.
Ooh! Ooh! Will you tell us what that awful book was?
No. I respect the author, and he has written other books I like, and he stated in an interview that was not his best book. The guy had an off day. Or year. Anyway, it worked out well for me!