Didn’t set out to be sensational

Morgenstern didn’t set out to be a literary sensation, or even a writer. She didn’t submit to the rigors of an MFA program or suffer rejections from little magazines. Instead, as a temp worker and former theater major from Smith College, she participated in National Novel Writing Month in November 2003. Like most people who attempt the annual write-a-novel-in-a-month challenge, she didn’t complete the project by the end of the allotted 30 days. But she didn’t abandon it, either.

Read more: http://thephoenix.com/boston/arts/126751-book-industry-magic-erin-morgenstern-transformed-/#ixzz1Y1pZ76N9

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