Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hope For Unpublished Authors!

This has nothing to do with historical fiction (at least that set in the Middle Ages) or fantasy fiction of any type.  But for all the aspiring writers out there, Kathryn Stockett, the author of the bestselling novel The Help, wrote an article about how she was rejected by 60 literary agents before finding one who would lead her to publication -- and ultimately a major motion picture.   I can't imagine how those other 60 agents feel today.  Yet I suppose the clear message to aspiring authors is - never give up! 

How many rejections would Shakespeare have had today?


10,000 Days said...

I would give up after 10,000 Days

Tracey Wood said...

Hi Joseph,

Just zipped over here from QT. Nice post. Do aspiring authors ever tire of this kind of tale? I think not.

Joseph Finley said...

I agree -- it was uplifting to read her article.