I just tried to finish reading John Grisham's The confession (2010) but I got to a point where I was having issues with the stereotyping and other things the novel focused on. So I decided to read the reviews online at Amazon on this novel. The general consensus of reviewers was two stars at the most on this and his other works of late. Then it got me thinking, if fiction giants like john Grisham and james patterson cannot satsify the public, where do we stand? I know we all still have a chance to survive in this very demanding world. My question is what are you bringing to the table to survive? it is your story? you writing style? or just pure luck? For me I am going with luck even though I think I have good stories to tell.