For the NaNoWriMo 2021

Just wanted to toss this to the wind for all people who are making a career transition and don’t think they can write.

Favorite book art saved to Pinterest ~ a tattoo cover up one day. I’ll get around to it.

I began this page in very late August.

I’ve published 108 posts. I have a dozen others in the drafts section for when I don’t want to write, or am on a coffee high that makes me crash.

In 2 months, I published (again, not all) 95,165 words.

We can be writers.

No matter where we came from or what we’ve been told throughout our life time.

If you’re not a writer but want to be, for better or worse, here are some other fun facts.

I wrote my first novel at the age of 40.

I published my 3rd novel at the age of 50. I got my first tattoo at 50 as well.

Was in a career that I had so much optimism for but after 25 years, pulled the plug so I could rest.

I didn’t earn my MA until I was 35.

I didn’t start teaching until I was 37.

I plan on publishing my first NaNoWriMo this year, at 57.

It will be around 60K words … give or take.

The entire social experiment in countering the field I’ve been a part of is the topic. I was in that deep end of the ocean of academia in various roles for 22 years.

People change.

People grow.

People can do anything they put their minds to.

Just ~ don’t hurt other people while you’re doing your thing.

The other reminder … tossing this out there for anyone at any age who thinks it’s either too late or wants to do something entirely different from what they are doing, …

It takes a whole lot of courage in yourself and a fair amount of ignoring the rest of the world.

This damn pandemic doesn’t make that easy, but the human experience across the lifespan makes it necessary.

Happy Writing!

Why are you reading this?

You don’t have time for that.

Get writing!

Focus on your you time.


Doesn’t matter if you start at 10 years old or 100 years old … just do it!

Published by happinessnoir

Writer | Advocate | Free Range Female | Change Agent | Essayist

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