The world’s first billionaire author.
“This was a children’s book. It shouldn’t have happened. I’d been turned down so many times. I was told it was not very commercial.”
“The truth was, there were times when I was barely holding on by a thread.”
The voice said to me “The difficult thing will be to get published. If you get it published, it will be huge.”
“I’m very frustrated by the fear of imagination.”
12 publishers rejected her first book.
“You’ll never make money writing children’s books.”
She still worries about money. OMG! “I’m talking rubbish, aren’t I???”
“No I never told my mother I was writing before she died. But her death is on at least every other page. Death, the journey, what it means to die. It’s all there.”
“Rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. It’s impossible to live without failing at something. Unless you’ve lived so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all.” Harvard 2008
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Most inspiring to know that even JK Rowlings experienced a serious struggle to find success in the early going of her publishing endeavors.
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