I have dreamt of being a writer/actress since I was five years old. I look up to women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Brit Marling and many more, as they write, produce, act and direct their own films.
I do have to give absolute credit to J.K. Rowling, as the Harry Potter series is the reason my vocabulary expanded along with my imagination. She is the reason why I know how to write, even if scripts are a completely different medium to full-length novels.
J.K. Rowling was at one time a struggling, unknown artist like I am now. And even after her fame, Rowling still had some struggles to overcome. She tweeted the two rejection letters she received while pitching books under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
It all started when a fan reached out to Rowling due to the fact that she too had been rejected by a publisher. Rowling opened up about her experience in a series of tweets.
Last year, Rowling chatted with NPR and explained her reasoning for going by pseudonym Robert Galbraith:
"There was a phenomenal amount of pressure that went with being the writer of Harry Potter, and that aspect of publishing those books I do not particularly miss. So you can probably understand the appeal of going away and creating something very different, and just letting it stand or fall on its own merits.”
Just remember, fellow writers. Even the greatest, like Rowling, went through rejection after rejection until finally someone understood what and why they were telling a particular story. Never give up, even when it all seems so impossible.