Thomas Edison once said about his many attempts at inventing a commercially viable light bulb: “I have not failed 700 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.” Source – Hyperhistory.net
Thomas Edison was the fourth most prolific inventor of all time. In his 84 years, he held 1,093 patents. He was not a man of failure, but a man of success.
Is not writing a successful book much the same? “I have not failed lo those many times at writing a successful book. I have succeeded in knowing that those books did not sell. When I have learned my craft well enough, my books will succeed” – The Successful Writer
Here is my formula for writing a successful and popular book:
Step 1: Smile while you write and believe.
Step 2: Smile while you believe and learn.
Step 3: Smile while you learn and apply.
Step 4: Smile while you apply and succeed.
Let us never forget — writing is fun!