Writers get discouraged at getting those “Not for Us” emails, yet we all have heard and read stories of those who succeeded after many failed attempts. J.K. Rowling comes to mind. A recent post at The Blabbermouth Blog by Kimberly Richardson, who interned for Linda Epstein at The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency, is worth reading:
An article about women who failed before succeeding is at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/24/7-women-who-failed-before-they-succeeded_n_3640835.html
Ann B. Ross of the “Miss Julia” novels (http://www.missjulia.com/) told me recently not to give up.
One of the ingredients to being successful is perseverance.