At 37, Charles Dickens published his 8th novel, David Copperfield: a semi-autobiographical work which
mirrored his own rise from ass-sucking poverty to the heights of literary and commercial success. Sent to work at a shoe
polish factory at 10 years old, Dickens went on to become so rich and famous he made J.K. Rowling look like a college
newspaper editor. An online-college newspaper editor. Before his death, Dickens wrote 14 novels, hundreds of short
stories and essays and conducted several massively successful reading tours through the UK and US. Think about that
while you sit down to write that novel you've been trying to start for the past 15 years.