By Dennis Lowery
The headline reads:
I've never heard of her or her books... or her "Mortal Instruments" series but at least 12,000,000 people have.
She started writing her fan fiction based on her love for the "Harry Potter" and "Lord of the Ring" characters. That became her "discovery method" creating her own fan base and that in turn evolved into her own stories and characters.
You may not like the types of books she writes but, obviously, many many people do. The point I want to make about her success is this:
This is just another sign of how doing what you love, even when it's unpaid for initially, can lead to success beyond your wildest dreams.