December 16

Tip: F. Scott Fitzgerald pinned the 122 rejections he had accumulated in a frieze on the walls of his room. Muriel Rukeyser made wastebaskets out of her letters of rejection. Stephen King put them on his dartboard and threw darts at them. What will you do with yours?

Thought: “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” ― Madeleine L’Engle

Teaser: You wake up one morning, same as usual, and look around. You’re in a strange bed, in a strange room, in a strange city with no memory of how you got there. What happened?