J.K. Rowling is credited for doing more for literacy than anyone else on the planet. She’s the recipient of numerous awards, and is responsible for turning a generation of kids onto reading
J.K. Rowling is one of the most inspiring writer’s that I know.
When she first started writing Harry Potter she was flat broke trying to support herself and her daughter; while trying to keep her head above water she began writing the first Harry Potter book.
J.K. Rowling has been quoted to say “Writing gave my life structure,” and at that time in her life it was a way of fixing her life after making such a mess of it. She was able to become herself at perhaps one of the hardest and lowest points in her life.
With a typewriter and a brilliant idea in her head she set to work and began a 7 year journey towards publication.
After being turned down by 12 publishers 13 was her magic number.
After J.K. Rowling’s first publication her career seemed to take-off like a rocket.
At the end of the Harry Potter series with the 2007 release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows the 7th book became the fastest selling novel of all time.
It’s been 16 years since the publication of her first Harry Potter book and no one could match her level of success.
Every time I hear her story I’m in awe she broke so many records, broke-down barriers and turned the world of writing upside down.
All of this with a children’s book, which is usually never supposed to happen with a writer.
But if it weren’t for her and the Harry Potter series I cannot guarantee that I would be on WordPress.com or a writer.
Her story and the Harry Potter series gave me so much. J.K. Rowling’s story of struggle and how she found success gave me hope. If she could do everything she’s done, then a girl with a completely unstable childhood/struggling adulthood could do the same…
Well to an extent I don’t think that the Jenny Mac series would even remotely be able to give the Harry Potter series a run for its money.
But I do believe that I can find success.
If I do find success however I would like to thank J.K. Rowling; I take a lot out of the Harry Potter series, and every time I need an idea for Jenny Mac the Harry Potter series is first thing I run to. On the occasions when I’m feeling down, or uncertain about my writing, I like to watch J.K. Rowling interviews as a way to pick myself back up and keep going.
J.K. Rowling’s done a lot and she’ll always be my main inspiration, I only hope that one day when and if my time comes that I can be half of the person and writer that she is; and with any luck have the opportunity to meet her. 🙂