I actually do hear a lot of people complain that they’re too old to begin a writing career. But the fact of the matter is, you’re never too old to do anything career wise unless you’re dead or have developed a form of amnestic disorder/dementia.
Considering I’ve read about and met people in their 50s and 60s going to medical school, sitting down to write every day isn’t a challenge by comparison.
So don’t get discouraged. You have a chance to write and get published. Now, you can even choose to go indie and publish on your own with a platform like Pronoun. There’s really no excuse for not sitting down in front of the keyboard.
Even if you have arthritis, you can use a speech-to-text program to aid you in your endeavors.
Below are nine examples of authors who weren’t published till they hit the big 5-0 or later. Write a lot, improve your craft, and don’t give up.
Source: » 9 Famous Authors Who Didn’t Get Published Until Their Fifties (Or Older)
I’ll be back with The Psych Writer soon, going back to tackling personality disorders and how to write them well.