I recently saw the movie, "The Words." As writers, or even if you're just a reader, it's worth seeing. It shows the struggle a writer goes through when rejection after rejection is received, and the steps he'll take when something unexpected falls into his hands. I don't want to spoil the movie for those who haven't seen it, but the moral dilemma that ensues is the sub-text throughout. There are many flashbacks but the story comes full circle at the end, and it is quite surprising.
If you've seen the movie, I would be interested in your thoughts.