I’ve been reading Stephen King’s book “On Writing” and marveling at the fact that writing is something he’s done consistently his whole life.
When I first started writing, I actually thought about this. You hear stories about the great dancers who started dancing when they were two, and the football stars who were born running and catching. And let’s not forget the countless music prodigies who make their way onto just as many countless variety and talk shows.
So, needless to say I sometimes feel I am starting at a disadvantage. I mean – I’m almost 40 for God’s sake! Who the hell am I to think I can be a great writer?!?
Beats the crap out of me. I don’t know that I want to be considered a “great” writer. I just want to put some stories on some pages and give people something to think about – or maybe allow them to stop thinking about things for a while. If I make some money along the way, I won’t turn it away.
Either way, it doesn’t matter that I haven’t been writing for the past 30 years of my life. It Just means that I’d better do a lot of writing over the next 30 to make up for it.