What does it mean to celebrate failure?
This article about Silicon Valley failures features the guy who created Friendster. It was basically like Facebook, but not. He still made $40 million (or rather he sold it for that amount), but is still working in start-up land. The article also mentions stuff like FailCon, a conference where failed startups go to get encouragement. Something like 70% of all startups fail, feel like the number is generally higher for writers.
The FailCon thing is an interesting idea–a conference for unpublished, frustrated writers but I guess that’s every MFA program in America for the most part (zing!…I’m here all the time).
Seriously though, what should we do with our failures? Are they worth celebrating or forgetting?
Maybe just type up the list of all the novel ideas that you had that never worked out…