What is the worst thing that could happen in your career?
Strangely, I think the worst thing that could happen would be that I'd be successful but deluded. That is, that I'd sell enough work to pay my bills and then some but be under the impression that I'm producing good work when I am, in fact, producing crap.
But then, since I'm not a worrier, that result doesn't sound all that bad. I'm opinionated enough to want to produce work that I think is good; heck, that is excellent. If, however, you should see some New York Times bestselling bodice ripper that your friends ridicule as the worst piece of pap produced in the 20th century written by one "Stephen Egret," please pick up a copy, I'll appreciate the money.