For one thing, most of them had to deal with all sorts of obstacles and rejection in the beginning. Indeed, Stephenie Meyer , author of the Twilight Series received a response from only one of the 15 agencies she had applied in. The first barrier these authors overcame was a personal one. It was a promise to ensure that their passion to accomplish something was not to fade in the face of rejection or disapproval of others. Moreover, most of these authors did not set out to achieve commercial success. Instead they wrote because it is what they loved to do and in the process earned success and fame.