Monday, November 30, 2015

S.D. Skye's Hell or High Water 365-Day Blogathon Day 164 -- Motivation Monday -- Late Starters

Motivation Monday -- Late Starters 

I love hearing stories about authors who caught the writing bug later in life. I've talked before about being miserably successful. You can have a successful career doing something that's not your passion. Sometimes, paying the mortgage offsets the pain. 

I didn't write my first novel until the age of 39 1/2 and, by some miracle, that first book (which I initially self published) got picked up by a Big 5 publisher. The odds of that happening are so small for first-time writers. The point being that no matter how old you are, get out of your own way, and do what you love. Do that thing that drives, moves, motivates you to get up every morning. You may not be able to do that the way you want to do it (i.e., full time), but do it the way you can until you are in a position to do it the way you want to do it. 

Paul Levine, author of the Jake Lassiter series, is a great example of succeeding at a writing career even if you get your start later in life. Check it out!

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