If you read Stephenie Meyer's bio, you'll find that in 6 months her first book was dreamt, written, represented, and sold. Mind-blowing.
How does one achieve this level of success in the literary world?
Let's call it the Meyer level.
1 - Her books are fantastic. They are sweeping and fluid in spite of other authors' criticism of her technique.
2 - She has a bit of controversy surrounding her. Come on, she's a nice Mormon girl writing about eternally-damned-blood-sucking vampires. Okay, okay... I'll give in... Edward has a soul. (yes, that is me in the pic ;))
3 - She's approachable. Well, maybe not in the literal sense, but her story's voice is very easy to get along with.
4 - She's super lucky. She even says so on her website.
As much as I would love even an ounce of her acclaim, here's hoping that this NorCal girl will create a new level of success: the Heskett level.
Thanks for reading!