This article, The People Have Spoken!, got me thinking. In fact, it is completely fascinating to me. I love the idea of a journalist taking a poll on what his readers want his next story to be about. So…here is my idea. What if romance writers did this, specifically what if I did this? What if I polled romance readers and asked what they thought my next book should be about and then… (OMG) actually write it?
Am I up for the challenge? It would be way cool to see what stories readers really want to read about, but just as equally the prospect is terrifying. Has an author done this before? Could a author commit to spending a better part of a year on a book that wasn’t their idea in the first place? That maybe they are not drawn to write? What do you guys think? Do readers want this type of voice in what their favorite author writes? If you are a writer, would you do it?