Recently, I had the pleasure of  listening to a J K Rowling interview.   I have admired this writer for some time.   Her creativity is something to behold and two of my favorite themes run through the Harry Potter books; love and death.  However, more than anything her statements on failure; which she calls liberating,necessary and her grateful attitude-despite her billionaire status- give me hope to continue writing even with a pile of rejections.  I am now more of fan than I was before.       LA Carlson