I’m an empty-nester working full time who has always wanted to write but never felt she could until one day I ran into a fellow from Edmonton who had achieved some pretty spectacular successes in his chosen field. I thought – well if he can so can I. Since then I’ve finished three full novels which proved conclusively that I could indeed write if I chose to. I suspect that these novels are unpublishable – at least the first two for sure. But they have been great learning experiences and I will keep working away at it.
After all in ten years I may just be the next big thing if I work at it hard enough. And if I don’t work at, I know for sure that all I’ll be is ten years older. So with nothing to lose, I will keep at it.