From E. Denise Billups, Writer —-
The road to becoming a published author, filled with hours of bleeding your heart into believable characters, only to have your work rejected time after time by literary agents and publishers, is dismaying. Many writers, stumble some fall and crumble into tears of self-doubt even resignation. But you have to get back up and continue. It’s your dream for God’s sake! As with all things worth pursing on this planet, writing doesn’t come easy. Determination and discipline are crucial. As author Judy Blume stated, “Yes, rejection and criticism hurt. Get used to it. Even when you’re published, you’ll have to contend with less than glowing reviews. There is no writer who hasn’t suffered.”
Rejection happens to the best of us, and below are prime examples showing several widely known authors’ triumphs despite naysayers.
- Louisa May Alcott was told to stick to teaching. If she had, we would never have read her…
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