When she was still a struggling writer, Octavia Butler vowed that she would become successful, no matter what it took. Her handwritten affirmation about her own future success is amazing to read, now that it’s come true.
The phenomenally talented, groundbreaking science fiction author Octavia Butler died in 2006. Her papers went to the Huntington Library, and they’ve just put a document online that you really should see.
Thank goodness the Huntington Library's Curator of Literary Manuscripts, Sue Hodson, recognized Octavia's Butler's brilliance when she first met her. Hodson pursued Butler doggedly, and finally Butler agreed to give her papers to the Huntington after her death.