They say there is no age bar to be a writer. I can agree most heartily as my debut novel “It Can’t Be You” a psychological thriller was published a few weeks before my 59th birthday.
I was amazed the other day to find a lady on Twitter who wrote her debut novel aged 71. Read about Ann Carbine Best here. This is most inspiring.
Also, meet Jerry Dubs who took to writing after a career in journalism. I related to him as we are of the same age:)
So, it’s never really too late to write, to fulfill a dream that many have of writing a book. Moreover with the eBook market throwing open immense opportunities, it’s a wholly new ball game out there.
My suggestions, as one of the Oldies Who Became Writers brigade:-
- Don’t tax yourself too much. It is hard work but don’t over stress and beat yourself up if everything doesn’t go according to your plans (read: dreams)
- Make sure you truly enjoy what you are doing because this is going to suck up huge amounts of your time. It’s also quite addictive as you go along.
- Have modest expectations because life as a writer isn’t always a bed of roses. Things often look more glamorous than they are.