To me, being an author at my present age of 89 is a life saver. It enervates me and makes life interesting. Looking around me at people my age, many seem to be just existing. Often we are too old to play golf, swim, travel, or go fishing. There’s very little to look forward to.
Every morning I wake up having much to look forward to. I’m working on my fourth novel, re-writing my “how to” book, writing blogs, working on my newsletter, e-mailing to my friends and readers, and more. All because at age 82 I decided to try writing as my second career.
I’m not saying everyone should become an author, other things work for other people. Yesterday I complimented a woman on an attractive and different jacket she was wearing. She turned out to be ninety seven years old and had made the jacket herself. She designed and built the very unique jacket entirely by herself. What a hoot!
The point is that everyone- everyone should wake up with something to look forward to. Cooking, knitting, hiking, gardening, whittling, whatever. For me it’s become writing.
Writing can be very fulfilling all by itself. Even if never published. Many have spent years researching family history or writing personal memoirs. My book, “A Practical Guide to Writing & Publishing a Novel,” might give you some ideas in that direction (Amazon). Or take a look at my Channel 5 TV interview.
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Richard L. Wren
IN HIS NEW CAREER AS AN AUTHOR, RICHARD DESCRIBES HIMSELF AS TALL, DARK, HANDSOME AND A LIAR. A FOURTH GENERATION CALIFORNIAN, A SAILOR, FATHER OF FOUR BEAUTIFUL AND SUPPORTIVE DAUGHTERS, AND HUSBAND TO ONE OF THE BEST WIVES OF ALL TIME. [MORE]