I'm only about 4 years late, but I wonder how you're getting on with your writing these days - you sound quite a lot like Stephen King - he made lots of money and I hope you can do the same
I think things have moved on for Connor quite a bit since then and have a strong feeling he might no longer be indulging in his novel fantasy. From what I can remember he was also going to write a TV show as well, and maybe a film script.
Maybe if he looks in on MW, which is rare these days, we might get an update though!
PS - Agree about Stephen King!