So I was working a Convention in a museum with my Business Partner. As soon as Wilson left the table for a moment this rather studious looking gentleman came up and I went into the whole spiel about our books and what I had to sell. After I mention that I'm also the company owner the following conversation occurs.
Science Geek: So you started your own company so you could have your ideas published? Me: Pretty much. I also try to help other writers and artists. Science Geek: I have this great idea see I am a geologist and there is so many great stories that can be created. Especially when you add in all that we know about various dinosaurs and animals that are extinct but because their skeletons are preserved in rocks we really have a wealth of data… Me: Well we have a submissions page on our website so you could send me a proposal. (I hand him one of our flyers with our website on it.) Science geek: I don’t have the time to write it and I’m not really a writer but I figured if I gave you the idea when it sells we could split the money. Me: Wait you want me to write a story based on your knowledge of science but you don’t have a character concept, a story or even the time to write up a proposal. Than I have to spend my money to get artists to work on it and hope it hits big so I can give half to you? Science Geek: Yeah, it will make you millions. I know it! Me: Thank you but that doesn’t seem like a project that I would be interested in working on. Science Geek: Don’t you want to be Rich? Me: No, No I don’t.