J.K. Rowling shares her rejection letters, giving writers everywhere hope that they, too, can one day get rejected.
On Friday morning, author/beloved human J.K. Rowling thrilled her Twitter followers by showing them two rejection letters she's received for writing submissions in the past.
I pinned my 1st rejection letter to my kitchen wall because it gave me something in common with all my fave writers! https://t.co/ZmGNWDdF7x— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 25, 2016
She revealed the letters after responding to a fan who tagged her in a tweet—an aspiring author named Dianne Brubaker—who tweeted that she wasn't going to let a rejection letter get her down. Because, after all, even wildly successful writers like J.K. Rowling have dealt with rejection at some point. Rowling tweeted back at Brubaker that she hung her first rejection letter on her kitchen wall, leaving it there as a reminder that she now had something in common with all her favorite writers.
Rowling's fans immediately asked to see some of the rejection letters. Rowling responded that the ones for Harry Potter were boxed away, but that she'd be willing to share some from when she submitted work to a publisher under the pseudonym Robert Gilbraith.