Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Another thing that I got in email this morning and I thought I'd share it with all my fellow aspiring authors:

Consider This

Pearl Buck's 'The Good Earth' was rejected fourteen times and
went on to win a pulitzer Prize.

Norman Mailer's 'The Naked and the Dead' was rejected twelve

Margaret Mitchell's classic 'Gone with the Wind' was turned down
by more than twenty-five publishers.

Mary Higgins Clark was rejected forty times before selling her
first story. More than 30 million copies of her books are now in

--Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Bud Gardner
From Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul
Text © 2000 Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Bud Gardner


This is a good book by the way. I have a copy. Great for when you need a little inspiriation. :-)


TJBrown Tue Oct 04, 11:40:00 AM EDT  

Loved that!

Needed that!


LadyLee Tue Oct 04, 10:27:00 PM EDT  

So, you're saying there's some HOPE for us out here???

(I think i will get that book...)

princessdominique Tue Oct 04, 10:40:00 PM EDT  

Very inspirational to know that even books that are now considered classics have been rejected. A great boost for us all.

Peggy Wed Oct 05, 12:22:00 AM EDT  

Thanks for turning me onto that one Cherlyn.

Frederick Smith Wed Oct 05, 01:38:00 PM EDT  

This is definitely inspiring.

Marcus Harris Thu Oct 06, 09:44:00 PM EDT  

30 million copies? Well, I guess that means you'll be catching up to her in a couple of weeks, huh?