Imagine what we could do if we all attacked the world’s problems with this much gusto as this wolf.
GO make the world a better place!
(Thanks, Project Alpha Wolf, for the quote and the photo!)
In the doldrums because your latest book (or poem or screenplay or article or play or essay) has been rejected by a publisher (or editor or agent or production company or magazine)?
Remember this: you’re keeping company with Dr. Seuss.
Yep. That Dr. Seuss.
During his lifetime, Dr. Seuss won two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, the Pulitzer Prize, and a Peabody Award.
His first book, “And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street,” was rejected 27 times before it was finally accepted.
One of his most famous rejection letter excerpts read: ‘This is too different from other juveniles on the market to warrant its selling.’”
Who else’s work was rejected at some time or another?
According to this same blog: F. Scott Fitzgerald. J.K. Rowling. John Grisham. Beatrix Potter. Ernest Hemingway. Ray Bradbury. And a lot more writers whose names you would recognize.
“Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth,
but by washing away from it all that is not gold.”
— Leo Tolstoy
Photo by M.L. Rowland
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