Confessions of a writer who bloomed late in life: ‘How I stopped sabotaging my writing goals’

July 30, 2018 | Writing


Despite long-standing aspirations of writing a book, initial successes with short stories and essays, and a healthy career in publishing, Andrea Jarrell published her first book at age 55. But, of course, she got through it. Jarrell shares her experiences and offers principles for achieving your writing goals in a first-person article in Writer’s Digest.

“Given that I published my first book at age 55, some might call me a late-blooming author. I am,” she writes. “But not because I suddenly discovered writing and decided to write a book. I am a late bloomer because I finally stopped sabotaging myself and did the work needed to realize life-long ambitions.”

How did Andrea Jarrell sabotage her efforts to write books, the only thing she ever dreamed of doing in life? Click here to read her explanation of how she went wrong and how she worked herself through her situation.

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