Sunday Linkage: Kathryn Stockett (Author of ‘The Help’) On Success and Rejection

Kathryn Stockett’s book, The Help, which has now been turned into a movie, was rejected 60 times before becoming a bestseller.  In an article featured in More, she writes:

I can’t tell you how to succeed. But I can tell you how not to: Give in to the shame of being rejected and put your manuscript—or painting, song, voice, dance moves, [insert passion here]—in the coffin that is your bedside drawer and close it for good. I guarantee you that it won’t take you anywhere. Or you could do what this writer did: Give in to your obsession instead.”

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