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Comic Think about this: Stephen King has been releasing one, sometimes two books a year pretty much every year since his first novel, Carrie, was published in He began submitting short stories to horror and sci-fi magazines at age 12 and would use a nail hammered into the wall above his typewriter to hold all his rejection letters.
By the time he was 16, King was still getting rejection letters, although at least now there were hand-written notes of encouragement from editors scribbled on them. By his mid 20s, King was selling the occasional short story to pulp and mens magazines but not nearly enough to make a living.
They had two young children, were living in a trailer and although King managed to find better work as an English teacher, he was starting to despair that his writing career would never take off. How would that girl retaliate? Then King remembered reading an article about telekenisis and how there was evidence that it was prevalent in young girls, especially around the time of their first period.
King knew he had found an idea for a book and wrote three pages of a first draft while working his teaching job. He hated it and threw it in the trash.
However, he was also an alcoholic and a drug addict. He would write all hours of the day strung out on cocaine and medicate at night with a whole case of ounce beers.
In and at risk of losing his family, Tabitha held an intervention and gave King an ultimatum: Thankfully, King managed to get clean and put his family life back together. And thankfully for us, through it all, he never stopped writing.
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Wow! I begin to think that all “big” books published were paid to be so famous. How stories like that managed to be published? The market was not as saturated like today?