Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Rest is History

John Grisham has written best selling novels that have published hundreds of millions of copies. Some of his books have even turned into successful movies.

John went to school and became a lawyer and as a young man he was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives.

His true love, was writing. He started getting up early in the morning to write before his workday began.

His first book was a modest flop. He was rejected by the first sixteen book agents and the first thirty publishing houses. Finally, someone published five thousand copies and he purchased one thousand of them. The writing bug had bitten him, so he continued to write.

His second book, "The Firm," was on the "New York Times" best seller list for forty-seven weeks and became a blockbuster movie.

The rest is history.

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