…what’s the ‘right’ age to become an Author?…


…the old story goes, ‘…an 800-kg Gorilla’s checking in at the front desk of the Waldorf… what suite does he get?…any bluudy suite he wants!’… I’m not aware of any 800-kg writers, and I’m unclear as to what kinda pull they may have in registering at the Waldorf… but I’m certain their age would never be a deciding factor… in much the same way, the question of what constitutes the ‘right’ age to become an Author is a massive red herring… the reason I bring this up now, is that this ol’ Jurassic has already taken his pension-level free Kamel-pass here in the Middle East… as my comedic God, Billy Connolly, says, ‘recently I reached the landmark age of 60… and even more recently, 65’… I was nudging the triple score birthday-cake event when I first began seriously to consider becoming a proper quill-scraper…


…have I already passed the authorial ‘sell-by’ date?… I’m aware of some raised eyebrows when I explain to emb’dy who wants to listen that I’ve only comparatively recently embarked on the scribbler’s path… six years hardly seems to merit the title, I can hear them think… of course, my view is different… I follow the daily ‘birthday’s list’ on Facebook, most of my links being other writers, and the majority reflect their age there also… at a guesstimate, I would pitch the average age on there as 50, give or take… food for thought… y’see, Mabel, my joints and limbs may be carrying the wear and tear of clomping around the planet for the last six-plus decades, but the wee grey cells, while certainly diminishing, I’m sure still hold enuff to be creative… in fact, I believe the longevity bit adds a broader and deeper well of material to feed the material for my masterpieces… and, at this time in my life, I’ve NUTHIN and NOB’DY around that I feel the need to prove anything to… so, what’s the ‘right’ age to become an Author?… like my Gorilla pal, any bluudy age yeez want! … see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!



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14 responses to “…what’s the ‘right’ age to become an Author?…

  1. Seumas, Bless you! And may you have many more years of productivity. 🙂 —Suzanne

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  2. Keep on keeping on Seumas – the world needs stories – to provide relief from reality if not to learn from our mistakes 🙂
    BTW, cousin Gregor looks great in his photo 🙂

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  3. Reblogged this on Author P.S. Bartlett and commented:
    I couldn’t agree more!!!

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  4. You start writing when you finish doing something else. If you start writing at 60 it means you’ve been having a hell of a lot of fun so far 🙂

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  5. laurie27wsmith

    I started writing at 59 Seumas only because my head got full and I had to put the stories somewhere. 🙂

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