Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Help

My mom has started reading Kathryn Stockett's The Help and is planning on going to see it this weekend. She's loving it, and as I mentioned this to my boss today, she remarked that she had also given a copy of it to her mother, and that they were going to see the movie together this weekend.

Anyway, between that, seeing the commercials, and hearing interviews on late night talk shows, I've been interested, and Mom says she'll loan her copy to me. It was this that caused me to click on a link about the book from Yahoo! tonight about the 60 rejections Stockett had before someone finally bought the book.

Despite the fact that I have yet to send anything out--I actually find this encouraging. I can't really tell you why, but I do. Any ideas?


  1. It IS encouraging. So often, people are discouraged from being writers because "so few make it" or "you'll get rejected." This is a fine example of how perseverance pays. Suddenly, a handful of rejection letters doesn't seem so bad.

  2. I guess that's so. It means that I can look forward to those rejection letters--and I won't stop until I hit at least 75. :D