Okay, I think I can safely say that just about every writer would love to have an endorsement by Oprah and here's why:
LITTLE, BROWN to print 650,000 copies of new Oprah selection.
This was announced by PW in big bold letters.
Of course, there was the author of The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen) that decided he didn't quite want all the commercial attention and I suppose it's hard to truly judge how one would feel until one is in that situation BUT, as writers we do want our work to be noticed, especially after we've spent so much time, sweat, tears and sometimes blood creating our written product.
We write because we can't not write and we all strive for success but how we measure that success can vary. Sure, I'd love to have a book that I've written and managed to find a publisher who believed in it, recognized by Oprah; but, I think more than anything else I'd love to write a book, find a supportive publisher and have fans and readers who genuinely connect to my story.
I look forward to that happening in the near future.
In the meantime to everyone one I say "Write On!"