Hello Ebi! Hello Fam!

Last week I was gifted with a fire drill in my office building. My co-workers and I traversed over twenty-one flights of stairs, and I knew that I would suffer for it later.  My knees were Jello afterward, and for days I was in anguish. My legs were incredibly sore, moving was a real chore and my youngest leaned on my leg. This caused me to yelp like my dog did when my son mistakenly stepped on his tail. LOL!

Courage The Cowardly Dog Gives an Angry Thumbs Up
Thanks a lot!

I did not start feeling better until yesterday. Every time we have fire drills in my building, I go through the same thing, and it’s a frustrating reminder that I am not a Spring chicken anymore. But when it comes to writing, age does not apply. It’s rather inconsequential when it comes to publishing. Many writers did not receive recognition until they were in their 30’s and up.

Paperback The Bluest Eye Book
Toni Morrison – The Bluest Eye (1970) –
Age 40
The Last Samurai (novel) - Wikipedia
Helen Dewitt – The Last Samurai (2000) – Age 44
J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (1997) – Age 31
Amazon.com: The Hobbit (9780547928227): J. R. R. Tolkien: Books
J.R.R. Tolkien – The Hobbit (1937) – Age 45
Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy Rawlins Mysteries)
Walter Mosley – Devil in a Blue Dress (1990) – Age 38
Octavia Butler – Patternmaster (1976)
Ms. Butler was in her late 30’s when this was published.
(1st novel)

So, as you can see, success is never out of your reach. Even Laura Ingalls Wilder found it at the age of sixty-five when she published the Little House on the Prairie children’s book series between 1932 and 1943. I continue to embark on my journey to publishing, and I hope you will do so as well—no matter how young or old you are!

Ibukun! Blessings!