J.K. Rowling Shares Her Rejection Letters For Inspiration

“I wasn't going to give up until..."

Dianne Brubaker is a mother who dreams of becoming a published author. Despite having her writings rejected by publishers, Brubaker continued to persevere because she knows that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling also overcame rejection.

Rowling saw Brubaker's tweet and decided to respond with some additional words of encouragement.

Rowling tweeted, "I pinned my 1st rejection letter to my kitchen wall because it gave me something in common with all my fave writers!"

Then Rowling shared a photo of her two rejection letters:

The rejection letters were for The Cuckoo's Calling, a 2013 crime novel written under Rowling's alias, Robert Galbraith. She blurred out the names of the publishers on the tweets.

Rowling summarized her rejection experiences in an inspiration message on Twitter.

"I wasn't going to give up until every single publisher turned me down, but I often feared that would happen," she tweeted. "I had nothing to lose and sometimes that makes you brave enough to try."

And it seemed that Rowling's words had a profoundly positive impact on Brubaker, who later tweeted, "Let the rejection push you forward not hold you back!"

(H/T: Mic)


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