If you’re a writer who ever gets disappointed about not doing enough fast enough…

giuliwrites:

thatwriternamedvolk:

neil-gaiman:

whilereadingandwalking:

Just remember that Haruki Murakami, every year thought to be in the running for a Nobel Prize for Literature, prolific writer of magical realist texts, didn’t even decide he wanted to start writing until he was 29. Neil Gaiman wrote comics prolifically, but he didn’t write his first novel (Good Omens with Terry Prachett) until he was 30.

There’s still time. Breathe. You’ll get there.

It was published when I was 29, and written when I was 28. But your point is correct. R.A. Lafferty was first published in his early 40s… There’s no ticking clock before your expiration date. There’s just the work.

See, folks? It’s never too late to have a dream. I just turned 37 and I still want to publish a book. I’m not giving up just because there’s some generic expiration date on success. Screw that! Don’t push yourselves because you think life is over if you don’t succeed by the time you’re “x” years old. Enjoy life! Experience the world! The more wisdom you gain the more assured in your goals you will be.

In 2013, Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice became the first novel ever to win the triple crown of science fiction awards: the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Arthur C. Clarke. A handful of other authors have won the triple crown, but never in a single year and never for a single work.

It was her first novel. She was 36 when she started writing it (as a NaNoWriMo project!) and 47 when it was published.

If you’re a writer who ever gets disappointed about not doing enough fast enough…

giuliwrites:

thatwriternamedvolk:

neil-gaiman:

whilereadingandwalking:

Just remember that Haruki Murakami, every year thought to be in the running for a Nobel Prize for Literature, prolific writer of magical realist texts, didn’t even decide he wanted to start writing until he was 29. Neil Gaiman wrote comics prolifically, but he didn’t write his first novel (Good Omens with Terry Prachett) until he was 30.

There’s still time. Breathe. You’ll get there.

It was published when I was 29, and written when I was 28. But your point is correct. R.A. Lafferty was first published in his early 40s… There’s no ticking clock before your expiration date. There’s just the work.

See, folks? It’s never too late to have a dream. I just turned 37 and I still want to publish a book. I’m not giving up just because there’s some generic expiration date on success. Screw that! Don’t push yourselves because you think life is over if you don’t succeed by the time you’re “x” years old. Enjoy life! Experience the world! The more wisdom you gain the more assured in your goals you will be.

In 2013, Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice became the first novel ever to win the triple crown of science fiction awards: the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Arthur C. Clarke. A handful of other authors have won the triple crown, but never in a single year and never for a single work.

It was her first novel. She was 36 when she started writing it (as a NaNoWriMo project!) and 47 when it was published.

Goodbye 31.

Every year for the past ten years, on the day before my birthday, I have taken a photo of myself to catalogue how I’ve changed. I’ve not done anything fancy – just a simple selfie, but it’s been neat to see the changes. And I can’t believe it’s been ten years. Where does the time go?

Goodbye 31.

Every year for the past ten years, on the day before my birthday, I have taken a photo of myself to catalogue how I’ve changed. I’ve not done anything fancy – just a simple selfie, but it’s been neat to see the changes. And I can’t believe it’s been ten years. Where does the time go?