aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Women gets more than 100 rejections before finding success

Women’s Day had a series of article about women over 40 who made their dreams come true. One was a writer who didn’t get a contract until nine years after she seriously started trying.

“Diana sent the manuscript off to one publisher after another. When rejection number 100 arrived, she quit counting. “I thought of it as a test to see if I wanted what I said I wanted,” Diana says. And she did, badly. The only thing left to do was work harder. “If my writing wasn’t selling to those publishers, I needed to do more research, take more classes.”

And that persistence paid off. Her eighth novel sold, and she’s published two more, with another due out in October.

Read more here.

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