Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Are you too old? Too young?

My writer friend, Jan Christiansen, and I attended a mini-conference on Saturday with Literary Agent Steve Laube. He was an amazing communicator, and so encouraging. As a writer we need to attend all the conferences and workshops we can. As in any craft, writing is an ongoing learning process! Rules change, genre popularity comes and goes, and we need to stay atop these things.

During question time, one question I asked Steve Laube is do agents and publishers hesitate to sign on older clients. Obviously in any field, people are looking for longevity in anyone they sign with.

Steve Laube encouraged me so much with his answer, and then he addressed it again in his next blog post. Age is just a number, was the title of his post. Which leads me to a question: How old or how young are you? Do you let your age intimidate you from pursuing your dream, your passion?

You are never too young or too old. If God instilled it in you, it’s up to you to make it happen. He will help you, but He won’t make it happen for you. He’ll open doors, His spirit will encourage you, but you have to do the work.

Guess what? You can do this!

1 comment:

  1. Steve Laube's answer encouraged me, too. I'm so glad you asked the question!