I was in the library this morning and picked up Londonstani which looked pretty interesting but when my pal saw it tucked under my arm she nodded sagely and commented on the Londonstani effect.
I had no idea what she was on about so I looked it up on the net and apparently this was supposed to be THE hottest new book and publishers had paid an advance of £380 000.
Unfortunately for all concerned it sold 15 000 copies. Whoops.
Now it got me thinking what I would do. Would I take the money and run off to Antigua or would I realise it set me up for very high, probably unreachable, expectations?
What would you have done?