Today on the blog we are starting our rags to riches series simply to inspire you.
Author, J.K Rowling talks about how she started from nothing and finally became something.
“I was as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain without being homeless. But rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”
Rowling first came up with the idea of a boy discovering he was a wizard on a delayed train to Manchester. But it would be seven years before that idea would become a book.
After her mother’s death, Rowling left for Portugal to become a teacher and married a Portuguese TV journalist. They were only married for eleven months, and Rowling was fired from her teacher job for day-dreaming. She was now an unemployed and single parent. She admits to having lived in a mice-infested flat, struggling to raise her daughter on a welfare check of £70 a week. Unable to spend money on heating, she regularly warmed up in cafés, where she revisited the idea of Harry Potter.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was initially rejected 12 times. But the rest is history; today, Rowling is author of the best-selling book series in history.
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