J.K. Rowling wants her fans to know that despite being a world renowned author and a household name, even she's not immune to rejection.
On Tuesday, Rowling posted two rejection letters to her Twitter page in an effort to both inspire her fans to never give up on their dreams, and to give aspiring writers hope for their big break.
The photos show two letters addressed to Robert Galbraith, Rowling's pseudonym, that inform the author that their publishing companies will not be accepting Galbraith's novel "The Cuckoo's Calling" for further consideration.
The "Harry Potter" author shared the rejection letters on her Twitter after joining in on a conversation with her fans about persevering through rejection.
Rowling even admitted that she has her first rejection letter on display in her kitchen because "it gave me something in common with all my fave writers!"
I pinned my 1st rejection letter to my kitchen wall because it gave me something in common with all my fave writers! https://t.co/ZmGNWDdF7x— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 25, 2016
While Rowling didn't call any of the publishers out by name, she did reveal that one publisher who rejected the Robert Galbraith novel had also rejected her first "Harry Potter" book in the same manner.
"Yes, the publisher who first turned down Harry also sent [Robert Galbraith] his rudest rejection (by email)!" Rowling wrote.
Rowling responded to a fan's question about how she stayed motivated after being rejected, saying, "I wasn't going to give up until every single publisher turned me down, but I often feared that would happen."
Rowling also told a fan who was worried about taking risks to follow her passion.
"I had nothing to lose and sometimes that makes you brave enough to try," Rowling wrote.