“You’re a writer Harry!”
I‘m sorry to say, the Harry Potter series are already taken, and we are left with such a successful writer and storyteller such as J. K. Rowling. Which, hard work surely deserves the reward of a net worth of over 650 million (according to Google search) and is wealthier than Queen Elizabeth II.
But the question remains, “How do we become the next J.K. Rowling?”
Trials, Tribulations and Time.
J.K Rowling (Joanne Rowling) didn’t have it as easy as you may think. Some may know, others may not that Joanne was originally a single mom, struggling with bills and on welfare (not hating, just stating).
We know her by her famous works the Harry Potter series and also her recent and upcoming stories.
But what a lot of people don’t really know is that it took six years to write and complete the first Harry Potter, but also after that, it was pitched and rejected over twelve times before hitting it big.
Imagine that! A series so popular, so beloved, was rejected.
So if your manuscript gets rejected or you get told it’s stupid or not good, then I encourage you to keep trying! If it wasn’t good, you wouldn’t have put the time in.
Let’s rewind to June 26th, 1997.
One of the reasons HP become so successful was because the idea was a rare beauty. We understand that being different from society is repelled by most citizens. Yes, it is true, by jealousy or insecurity we are pushed down because of our individualism, but think of really popular book/book series?
Hunger Games series.
Harry Potter series.
The Fault in our Stars.
What do these have in common? They’re different and that’s what people like, let’s not even mention the long list of literature classics that can be included. So don’t worry, be yourself and write your story!
The question remains
So how do we become the next J.K Rowling? We must indulge in our story and writing, no matter how long it takes. Put it out there, even after rejection. Be unique, be different, and maybe we’ll have a chance for our passionate work to produce something better and more meaningful!
And plus, you’ll be Rowling in dough! Get it? No?
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