I went to bed last night wondering about the things I'm creating versus the potential market of readers. My mind seems to waver between local flea market and global...ha ha ha.
I'm currentky working on a dark superhero novel, inspired by my deep devotion to The Dark Knight & Watchmen. Obviously there was a huge market of fans for those two projects, but I sometimes forget that there's a huge difference between superhero FILM fans and actual superhero comic book readers. And even more specific, book readers who would invest in a superhero novel.
And that's not counting the fact I'm not basing this on a popular hero with a fan base. This is an original novel with its own universe of heroes and villains readers will have to take chance on. It's already too adult for Coscom, whom I had originally targeted it to, but the more I wrote, the more my baser instincts took over. My PG-13 project quickly became R which now borders on NC-17. I'm really excited about it, but I'm beginning to wonder where this book will land.
Then again, who'd have thought Fifty Shades of Gray (Grey?) would have become the next adult Harry Potter/Twilight series?
Guess I'll just stick to my guns, write the hell out of it, and then work like an Egyptian slave to find it a home.
I'm pretty sure with my background my next book, a zombie epic, won't have the same potential problem.