An agent once told me that most authors don’t get published till their third manuscript. On a blog I was reading the other day, it was four. Now, considering my first manuscript took me about five years to write that would mean, according to this rule of thumb, I can expect to see my name on the side of a paperback when I’m about…dead.
Stephanie Meyer clearly did not read the same post. Not only was the international bestselling novel, Twilight, her first ever manuscript, but her first real venture into fiction writing whatsoever. And did I mention international bestselling? Apparently, even rules of thumb can be broken.
So thank you Stephanie Meyer, you inspire me.