The Autumn Papers offers positive encouragement for writers who didn’t leap off the pages of Harper’s in their prolific 20’s or publish their 5th best seller by age 32.
Were you too busy with living your life to follow your dream of being a writer? Did a career and family obligations nudge aside your muse?
Now, in your autumn years, do you finally have the time and desire to produce literary fruit? So what’s stopping you now?
You are in your late 40’s or early 60’s or perhaps, even in your 90’s and the muse still hovers close to your heart. Your creative spirit is intact and your mind is working just fine, thank you very much.
Yet, you still hesitate. Do you still have the passion? Will your memory of life experiences support your prose? Will publishers even be interested in a late blooming writer? After all, they want to sign anyone worth his salt to a lifetime of royalties. Don’t they?
In the end, none of this really matters, so jump into the void. There’s no time like right now. Write for you.Write for your family. Write for all the times you couldn’t. Write. Write. Write.
So what are you waiting for? Go.