|Me with Ms. Christie--ignore my disheveled|
appearance, my friends failed to warn me
before snapping the pic!
|Christie with her very large box of |
Contrary to popular belief, not all of us have it as easy as Ms. Meyer and her sparkling Edward, who managed to rake in all of 5 rejections, 4 no responses and 1 acceptance for her ms (we curse the ease with which she entered the literary arena!) For most of us, the publishing world is, for lack of a better word, BRUTAL. And until Saturday, I thought I knew a thing or two about the brutal publishing industry. But after hearing Christi's experience, I realize that I'm sadly inexperienced with rejections. Christie grew up in Alabama, dropped out of high school in the 10th grade, is dyslexic and couldn't even spell the word "writer" when she decided she wanted to be a writer. But she was a story teller and she knew what she wanted. Today, with over 10,000+ rejections under her belt, Christie Criag (C.C. Hunter) can now boast over 13ish books and over a thousand articles in print.
Is that persistence, or what? This woman is my new hero!