I’m a late bloomer.

I believe this because I really have no choice.

My faith is based less on the certainty that I still have something important in me, than on the overwhelming evidence that so far, greatness has yet to make an appearance on my behalf.

At an age when many people are thinking seriously about retirment, I want to believe that my best is still yet to come.

So what if I didn’t hit a grand slam my first trip to the plate … or my second or my fifth … or my 20th … so what?

In baseball parlance, I’m due

For some time now I have wanted to write and decided to begin this blog as my initial step.

Until I made this decision, I hadn’t written anything … for publication!

Yes, I was just another aspiring writer who has suffered from lifetime of acute procrastination.

Hopefully I am now past all that … so, please tell me what you think.

I value your constructive input.



18 Responses to About

  1. Jen says:

    I completely understand where you are coming from. Is it sad that my writing is put on hold because my computer crashed and my new computer doesn’t have Microsoft Office and I don’t have the money to purchase a new copy?? Sad I know. But such is life, my pen hasn’t stopped moving, its just on pause for a minute. Happy writing my friend. 🙂

  2. Mary McAvoy says:

    You write well.
    Here’s what to do:
    – sit somewhere quiet
    – turn on your computer
    – experiment with sentences in different voices, and in both first and third person
    – when you like a voice and person, add a second sentence, then another sentence, then another, then another — eventually, the story will tell itself, through you.
    – keep going, till you have a book (at least 25,000 words! But don’t hyperfocus on this! You’ll freeze!)
    This is what I did. That’s how, at age 53, I wrote my first novel, Love’s Compass.
    I’m now wrapping up my second novel. People really like my stories. I am of the opinion that I couldn’t have written till now – that I needed to ‘age’ before I could express what I put in my stories.
    Best of luck –

  3. territerri says:

    Well, as I said in my very first comment here, I enjoyed your post and planned to come back to read again. Except I found that I didn’t come back… I never left. I just kept scrolling down to read post after post. You are a very engaging writer, and I have to say, it’s been a long while since I’ve found a blog that enjoy so much I can’t stop reading. Yours has me hooked!

  4. Hi. We all come to where we need to be at the time we’re supposed to be there. BAH to late blooming—alll things in their own time. Btw, great photo of Paris. Fun. Keep writing.

  5. nrhatch says:

    Maybe . . . you hadn’t yet experienced what you are meant to share with the world through your words. : )

    When it’s time to let our words flow, holding them back is near impossible.

    Write on!

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  7. educlaytion says:

    Wonderful introduction. You have interesting thoughts, so you produce interesting posts. You enjoy writing, so you’re posts are enjoyable to read. You’re open. There’s great appeal in honesty and vulnerability and you are not afraid to show that. You offer questions that others in the community can respond to and be a part of answering. People enjoy that. Late bloomer or not, you’re doing the right things here.

  8. Tee says:

    Oh, my goodness. I am a late bloomer! I hope this part of my life will be the most creative, adventurous yet. It’s so refreshing to hear that someone else feels the same. Encouraging.

    I’ll definitely have to visit your blog again. I hope you’ll have the opportunity to visit mine again too.

    • Judson says:

      That’s what’s best about the blogging community, isn’t it? We can all be “encouragers” with very little investment in time or energy. Thanks for coming by!

  9. Maggie says:

    Hi Judson! I have given you the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award! See my blog for details: http://maasmith7.wordpress.com/2011/06/02/the-irresistibly-sweet-blog-award/

  10. Good, thoughtful ‘stuff’ here, Judson. I hear and am aligned with you, at least re: your three most recent posts. I’ll circle back to read more and comment, as time permits. Appreciate your ‘follow.’

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