Writing in Retirement
Upon retirement many people feel the desire to write with a passion, but often come up to a brick wall, like, “Roy, you have to write fast – you don’t have much time.” That was shocking advice from a mentor in a writer’s course. In the following years I discovered what he meant.
In retirement, urgent is a word to deal with. It takes time, education, and solitude, getting to meet a new brand of people, and facing rejection, rejection, rejection. I started my race among a field of accomplished authors when I was sixty-five. I had to learn all aspects of composition, publication, and marketing. I went from that wicker chair on the porch to a desk with a computer. Writing in retirement presents some difficulties a new writer faces, but also exciting rewards and new beginnings. Is it really so different? It’s really different!
I invite you to an exciting project few others have stepped into. This is my journey into Writing in Retirement. I hope it helps you