Sunday, November 20, 2011

Words of encouragement . . .

Thank you PAUL KASMIR . . .

Paul reminded me of a few popular books that were rejected numerous times:

M*A*S*H, Richard Hooker - rejected 21 times
Carrie, Stephen King - rejected 30 times
Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell - rejected 38 times
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle - rejected 26 times
Heaven Knows Mr. Allison, Charles Shaw - rejected 20 times
Dune, Frank Herbert - rejected 23 times

Paul is a fabulous fantastical illustrator of whimsical gargoyles and toy animals.
Check out his YouTube video - Taurus Remembers


  1. Judy,

    I have a list of rejection letters from many publishers. I'm hoping that when I finally get published, That I will save money that year and will start using those rejection letters as toilet paper:0)!

    Paul " A fellow Dreamer" Kasmir

  2. Thank you Judy and Paul for sharing this great reminder! I'm going to come back to this post every time I get rejected. I wonder how many I'll have?

    Your toiled paper idea is funny, Paul! :)

  3. Oops...that's supposed to be toilet. I know you all know what I meant, but the inner-editor wants to be sure. :)

  4. I really enjoyed Taurus Remembers! Loved the magical images--so beautiful, Paul! You and Judy are so talented.

  5. It just blows my mind that they kept submitting .... so many times! Wow. Must do some thinking on that. :-)



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