Ruined your life???
Landing a book deal with a major New York publisher is a life-long dream for many writers. I hit that milestone when the Dad Book came out, and have greatly enjoyed the experience. In fact, as of July 7th of this year, I’m re-focusing my energies and hope to have another book done by the end of the year. But that’s another thread.
It seems some writers struggle for years to land a major book deal, and then whine about it all the way to the bank.