Monday, August 19, 2013

The aging writer

My blog is late being posted simply because I forgot due to attending my husband's Grandmother's birthday yesterday. She turned 97.  Will I reach the ripe age of 97? I doubt it. But people are living longer these days.
Here's a picture of the Birthday Girl.

My biggest concern is will I still have creative ideas so I can continue to write? I recently reached the phenomenal age of 50. Do I feel old? Nope. Not at all. I just turned in my 5th Cursed MacKinnons story to my editor and hope to hear back from her soon. I'm already working on the 6th, while rewriting another novel I pulled from a different publisher, and I've started a story with a couple of 50+ characters as my hero and heroine. They say write what you know. LOL. I know nothing and still I write. :)
I know there is a vast community of older writers out there, who are extremely talented and continue to provide great stories. Desiree Holt is one of these women. They've been doing stories about her calling her the "Grandma" of porn. LOL. I also know a couple of my fellow Sizzling Scribe sisters are older than me and they write Hot, Hot, Hot and well written stories. These ladies are my inspiration to continue. There's still hope that one day maybe I'll write that 'Great American Novel' and hit the best sellers list. 
Will I do it before I'm 97? Maybe.
Tara Nina


Ruby Storm said...

Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY to grandma! Wow, what an achievement. Me? I would like to live that long but a little wary. I don't know if I can afford to live that long. HA! Maybe I'll live in a camper in the yard of one of my kids.

But yes, I would love to keep writing until my last breath!

Lynn LaFleur said...

Awww, the birthday girl is beautiful! Here's wishing her many more birthdays.

Like Ruby, I want to write for the rest of my life, however long that life is. I'm getting older, but still have lots of ideas for books.


Diana Hunter said...

Chiming in...I'm planning to live to a hundred. I'd like to see an entire century's worth of years. And yes, I plan to write as long as my fingers will cooperate!

Happy Birthday to your Grandma from Diana, one of those "older" writers among the Scribes... :)