I published my first short story when I was 39, and my first novel when I was 45. I would never have been able to write what I wrote without the life experiences that forty-five years had given me.
Now, I have no idea who wrote this list or how old it is, but I'd like you to read through it and give yourself a score.
You need to know that those around you can only do so much. They can listen, they can make suggestions, and they can love you, but they can’t do the hard work for you. That is completely up to you.