Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Time Is On Your Side

  • P.D. James published her first book, Cover Her Face, at age 42.
  • Rachel Carson published her first book, Silent Spring, at age 54.
  • Annie Proulx published her first book, Postcards, at age 58.
  • Penelope Fitzgerald published her first novel, The Golden Child, at age 61.
  • Frank McCourt published his first book, Angela's Ashes, at age 66.
  • Peter Pouncey published his first book, Rules for Old Men Waiting, at age 67.
  • Harriet Doerr published her first book, Stones for Ibarra, at age 73.
  • Helen Hooven Santmyer published her first bestseller, "...And Ladies of the Club," at age 88.
You have time to live an entire life as something else, and then become a writer.

This has been the case for yours truly, who published her first short story, "The Bear in the Outhouse," at age 56.


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