It's hard to imagine, but there was a time when world-renowned Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was a struggling writer barely making ends meet. If you asked her back then if she ever thought that she'd be the creator of a major franchise with millions of fans (and even more $$$!) she'd likely have laughed you off - after all, J.K.'s success is almost as magical a story as that of Harry Potter's. Now the badass writer is giving her young fans Advice about their own ambitions, and it's exactly what every aspiring "something" needs to hear.
Egyptian fan Hagar E. El-Saeed tweeted at the author about her own writing ambitions, which she said were often laughed off by her peers who don't see writing as a practical career move. Obviously, that didn't sit well with J.K., whose own ambitions are exactly what made her the boss lady of one of the most epic story universes of all time.
(I'm pretty sure that I would have died instantly if J.K. acknowledged by existence on Twitter, let alone if she encouraged me to keep writing despite what the haters say. Major props to Hagar for being able to breathe after checking her Twitter mentions - I'd still be freaking out!)
Don't you dare let their laughter extinguish your ambition. Turn it into fuel! Big hugs from one writer to another x https://t.co/w3lYXAosJj— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 15, 2015
It's so easy to let the negativity of others discourage you from chasing after the things that you really want, but at the end of the day, it's so much better to just do you. After all, J.K. did her own thing and it got her an empire - not to mention the ability to encourage other fans to chase their dreams. Just put this life-affirming message down as yet another reason to consider J.K. your fave author of all time - seriously, she's just the best.