Stephen King grew so frustrated over his attempt to write the novel “Carrie” that he threw away the entire early draft. King’s wife Tabitha found the manuscript in the trash, retrieved it and encouraged him to finish it. “Carrie” became a hit and launched his career. His novels have since sold over 350 million copies.
With the support of his wife, an inherited gift of writing from his father, persistence he learned from his mother, who also taught him to be an avid reader at the age of 4, Stephen King turned what he thought was garbage into a literary career like no other!