Three hundred thousand books are published in the United States every year. A few hundred, at most, could be called financial or creative successes. Failure doesn’t afflict only the lesser talents. John Keats, now regarded as a great poet, who died at 25 with a collection of bad reviews to his name, asked for his gravestone to read: Here lies one whose name was writ in water. He died convinced of his obscurity.
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