It's Not Too Late
"Age is just a number baby."
You're not too old and it's not too late to write and publish a book.
Agents and publishers not knocking down your door to get their hands on your book? You may feel alone, unnoticed, or like you’re spinning your wheels and the only party invite your writing receives is to your own laptop. Please, please, please don’t lose hope.
Tell that negative dialogue in your head to shut up and keep shutting up. Speak your novel into being with all the hearts and flowers it deserves. Adjust your slackitude (attitude associated with being a slacker) and hustle, hustle, hustle.
Regardless of age, the only magic bullets out there are hard work and honing your craft. Cram every tidbit of writing knowledge into your brain and accept constructive feedback on your WIP. (Work In Progress)
Don’t give up on your dream of becoming a published author. Many successful authors caught the writing bug later in life.
Mark Twain, “The Father of American Literature,” who wrote such classics as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn found success in his forties.
J.R.R. Tolkien best known for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, also found writing success in his forties.
Bram Stoker wrote Dracula in his late fifties.
Laura Ingalls Wilder started The Little House on the Prairie series in her sixties.
Frank McCourt, bestselling author of Angela’s Ashes, published his first book at the age of 66.