If you’re a book lover, you undoubtedly have a few of John Grisham’s masterpieces lining your shelves. His fame and success was clearly due to his natural-born talent as a writer. But did you know that Grisham didn’t always want to be a writer? In fact, his dream was to become a baseball player–a dream that he decided to give up.
He did achieve his second dream of being a writer, but not with ease. For years–three, to be exact–Grisham got himself out of bed at the crack of dawn to write before he went to work (after all, before you hit it big, you need to pay the bills!). It took him ages to sell his first manuscript, A Time to Kill, and even then the press published only 5,000 copies, most of which Grisham bought himself. Now, he’s an internationally-known writer, known for his amazing stories.
Achieving your dreams takes hard work. Don’t give up if it doesn’t work out for you the first time. Just keep on keepin’ on!
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