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“To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. 750 more words


#RidingTheRollerCoaster - 3

It takes around 20 years of hard work to achieve overnight success

Are You Playing The Long Game?

Everybody wants to be an overnight success.

But the thing with ‘overnight’ successes is that they never happen overnight.

And when it might look like somebody succeeded ‘out of the blue’ that’s not because they were playing the short game. 761 more words


How Sudden is Sudden Success?

One year ago, Whatsapp was acquired by Facebook. People, especially mainstream media, said Jan Koum, the co-founder, became an overnight success.

Success is indeed impressive and attractive. 260 more words


The Myth of the Overnight Success (aka Why Writers Drink/Cry So Much)

We’ve all heard the stories. Legends, more like. About how J.K. Rowling wrote the entire first draft of Harry Potter on a napkin at her local Starbucks (or whatever place that sells what passes for coffee in the UK.) Or how E.L. 904 more words

The Writing Process

Overnight Success

There’s this myth in the creative industries about being an overnight success. Writers, actors, directors, artists – anyone who creates, can be labelled an ‘overnight success’ by the press for having that one breakout piece of work. 393 more words


Waiting for the spark.

Its usually about this point in the writing process, stories finished and I’m working on the typing and some revisions, that I wonder if this book is going to be the book that goes mainstream press and allows me to become a “successful” author. 257 more words

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