This week, while commuting to work, I overheard an interesting tidbit on the radio: Big Foot erotica is all the rage in ebook publishing. Apparently, prolific writers in this genre can bring home a nice chunk of change. While the money is certainly tempting, I don’t think I could ever bring myself to write such stories. I don’t care if they paid me a million dollars. I wouldn’t do it. But the question is this:
If a publisher came up to you and offered you a million dollars to write a manuscript for Big Foot erotica, would you do it? Sure, you could create a pseudonym to protect your identity (because really, who would want to admit that they write about Big Foot fantasies). But could you live with yourself knowing that you chose money over art? I’m just curious to see what others would do. Even though I am determined to get published, there are limits to what I would write. Big Foot erotica is one of them.
Sound off in the comments. Money or art?