Did you know that Raymond Chandler “started his writing life as a poet and a journalist—without much success. He fumbled his way through various jobs and didn’t get his fictional feet under him until he was forty-five”?
Or that “It took years of hardship and struggle before Laura Ingalls Wilder came to a place in her life that allowed her to focus meaningfully on her stories”?
Check out this great article by Writer’s Relief on the Huffington Post website: Seven Authors Who Prove It’s Never Too Late To Start Writing
I started a blog post on the sixth of January about Laura Ingalls Wilder. I had been musing about the books I have read in my lifetime which inspired me to write. I knew she was in her sixties before she began to write, and I’ve even owned a personal set of books for so many years, I don’t remember. As one of the older set, this article reaffirms I am not too old to write. I have some obstacles and challenges now, quite different from those of my younger days. I am determined to make the best of my situation, and while I am waiting on fingers to work, I am training voice recognition software, and blogging, setting up sites to connect with writers, other authors, and make as many connections as I can. I love your website, the tips, articles, and invaluable advice. Thank you!
I have been encouraging elders to write every chance I get. There is a wealth of information that our elders have experienced and I believe there is someone waiting to hear what they have to say.
Thank you for sharing. It is NEVER TOO LATE! Be determined, get it done.
Keep the faith,
So I can wait until I am patient enough to write?
I write in small bits but get frustrated when attempting a novel.