2014 has been quite the year for author Gillian Flynn. Her 2012 book Gone Girl was purchased by 20th Century Fox for $1.5 million and the film was number one at the box office for several weeks. The movie release prompted the title Gone Girl to stay on the NY Times Best-Sellers list for eight straight weeks. And recent news has released that another one of Flynn's books, Dark Places, will also be adapted into a film which is set to star Charlize Theron and release in 2015.
In an interview with US Weekly Flynn said, "I could not have written a novel if I hadn't been a journalist first, because it taught me that there's no muse that's going to come down and bestow upon you the mood to write. You just have to do it. I'm definitely not precious."
Flynn continues to inspire fellow writers and others who want to make their dreams come true. There's no doubt that Flynn's success is proof that hard work will be rewarded.