Highlights of the Vaunda Micheaux Nelson interview:
“I sometimes wonder where I’d be if I’d had the courage to take the leap sooner, to play it less safe.”
“My second book, Mayfield Crossing (Harper, 1994), wasn’t published until five years later.Check out the full interview over at Cynsations here.
Rejections filled the interim, and I lost confidence. I started to believe that Always Gramma was a fluke, that I would probably be a one-book author.
I learned I had to do what my heart kept telling me—live my life the best I could and write. Everything I submit isn’t successful. I still get rejections. But I try to be true to who I am and learn from the failures.”
Illustrate and Write On,