Friday, May 21, 2010

Rejection - It Could Happen to Anyone.....Apparently

I recently read an article about 30 famous authors who were rejected. From JK Rowling to Stephen King, William Faulkner to Sylvia Plath, I couldn't believe that these great writers were rejected so many times before they were actually published.

My favorite part of the article said, that ee cummings’ first work, The Enormous Room, was rejected by 15 publishers. He eventually self-published the book and he dedicated it to the 15 publishers who rejected him!

Some of the books listed that were rejected were Carrie, Lord of the Flies, The Diary of Anne Frank, Animal Farm, A Time to Kill, Lolita, A Wrinkle in Time, and Gone with the Wind.

I'm not going to give up. If even these great works can be rejected, I have to keep the faith. I bet some agents and publishers were kicking themselves in the hineys :)

No comments:

Post a Comment