Sunday, January 02, 2011
This years goals, include finishing my novel, of some 15 years of gathering material, and quips and quotes, and finishing the beginning, and ending, just need to fill it in.
Last night I saw the bio, on Stephen King, one of my favorites, Dean Koontz being the other. The struggles he had to endure, before he became a well known author. He and his family, were about to lose their telephone service, when his book, "Carrie" was published. He was turned down like 15 times, before someone decided to publish. Can you imagine? A struggling new writer. And one of the best mystery writers of our time.
I myself am not struggling, but do want to move up and on to new horizons, give my Sons more that I was not able to give, when they were growing up.
But will have to keep in mind, and keep on writing, that I too, may be turned down for awhile, before, some one who sees the potential, and future, in what I write.
Also noted that J. K. Rawlings went through the same thing, getting published is not easy.
But she like King, are now well known, and their writing's became movies. I don't look to be like these people, but just noting that even the greatest writers, can still be turned down in the beginning of their journey.
This is my goal. Not to be turned down. Perseverance is the key.