The project was all about the chance to be involved in something by this particular author. It definitely wasn’t for the pay, which was, well, really really miniscule. But there might eventually also have been some royalties if I got lucky.

If the pay had been enough for me to leave the day job and work on nothing but this for eight months, would I have? It would have been very tempting. I’m never going to have an opportunity like this again, and I wish I could have set everything else aside to accomplish it.