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Sunday, July 9, 2023

A testament to 'stick-to-it-iveness'

 It's a wonderful sort of feeling when people want to spend more time in a world you created.” Erin Morgenstern

Born in Massachusetts on this date in 1978, Morgenstern won the Locus Award for Best First Novel for her book The Night Circus, Number One on the New York Times best-seller list for 17 weeks and published in more than a dozen languages.  Her newest book is The Starless Sea.

Also is a testament to stick-to-it-iveness, Morgenstern had more than 30 rejections before an insightful agent took on the book and got it published.  The rest, as they say…     A native of Massachusetts and graduate of prestigious                        
 Smith College, she was a painter before a writer, studying both theater and studio art, and dabbling in magic – something that set the stage for her novel, which has been favorably compared with J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

A self-proclaimed “binge writer,” she started writing as a participant in  “National Novel Writing Month” – where you pledge to write a 50,000-word novel (or more if the spirit moves you) in less than 30 days.   “I don't have as tight a time limit anymore, but I still write in long marathon sessions and then I won't write for a while,” she said.  “I'm definitely not a write-every-day writer.”

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