Sunday, August 1, 2010

All out of Plan Bs

Your first novel was rejected thirty-seven times... Anyway, what kept you going before your unexpected success as Lemony Snicket? Were you ever tempted to throw in the towel as a writer?

I was sorely tempted but could not think up anything else to do. This is how it is for most writers I know - they soldiered on simply because there was no Plan B.

-from an interview with author Daniel Handler

2 comments:

Marilyn C said...

That's a fantastic quote! (And a good interview, too - thanks for linking to it)

wombat said...

Actually I may have to read that entire blog before I can get back to working on my own book. I apologize if I have caused this problem for anyone else.