Let's talk about ageism in publishing, befriending other authors, and making time to write.
Wow, I didn't know about ladder climbers. It's interesting to learn that some of the friends stopped writing. That's something I've been thinking about lately. I heard persistence pays off recently in a podcast and I'd been thinking about it before that because so many of the writer friend's I had three years ago on Twitter "gave up" on traditional route and self pubbed and now not writing.
It is such a hard skill to develop, writing books, ( not claiming I know how to write a good one) so I can understand how life takes over and the journey to publication never picks up again.
I was encouraged the other day watching one of your videos where you said you got an agent after 120 queries ( if I recall correctly) ...I stopped at about 60 for a variety of reasons but persistence seems to off in that sense too.
I'm 42 now and I never thought that was too old, but I got worried before reading what you said about it. 🤣.
I think the older the better because I think you avoid problems such as Neil Gaiman mentioned about young writers being afraid to hurt their characters.
Thanks for post ✨
I’m a brand new subscriber to this newsletter, but wow. What a great, motivating first post for me to revive. Cheers!
Love all of this, great piece.
ps. I loved some Nick at Night!
Terrific piece. Thanks.