Learn From Past Failures

I found a piece of my past and starting digging through items that lived stored away in a box for years.

The first novel I wrote was shortly after college. It happened one night while at the office. A ping of inspiration hit me, and it wasn’t long before that became the last chapter of the book. I wrote the first draft on an electric typewriter. The book was rejected and eventually shoved away in a closet. Yes, I gave up that time.

Looking back through the memories I do regret the fact that I had conceded, but I won’t dwell on it. Instead, I’ll learn from it. So with this second novel, I plan on going until it ultimately gets published, no matter how many drafts and rejections.


Speaking of memories, do you remember the three-inch disks we saved our data? The photos were part of the research done for the book, which I initially called Everyone’s Hero and later changed to More Than A Game.

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Published by Luis Hernandez

I'm blessed. Most of my professional career, almost 20 years, I've spent as a journalist. Some of it was in print, a little in television, but most of it in radio. I've worked with some wonderfully talented producers and directors in those two decades. It would take pages to elaborate on all of the experiences I've had as a reporter, producer and host. Needless to say they include opportunities talking with leaders of state, religious leaders, civic leaders, writers, artists and entertainers. The last couple decades have been a lot of fun. But, the next couple decades will be far better.

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