Thursday, January 01, 2009

Thirty Years Before the Keyboard

January 1, 2009 is a memorable day for more than just the usual reasons.

As of today, I have been a full-time, professional writer for thirty years, earning my living exclusively by my craft.

God, I feel old . . .

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OpenID mindseas said...

Happy New Year! Hope 2009 is a good one for you!


9:02 AM  
Blogger p-dub said...


9:34 AM  
Anonymous Ethan said...


10:17 PM  
Blogger Dave Bishop said...

Here's to the next 30 years, Walter!

A Happy New Year from Manchester, UK!

5:12 AM  
Blogger S.M. Stirling said...

Let's have a competition. We both try to write longer than Jack Williamson did. Winner attends the funeral of the loser... 8-).

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Rebecca S. said...

Congratulations. And don't stop.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Charlie Stross said...


You gave me a sudden double-take moment: aside from a five year stretch as a programmer, I've been writing full-time for a living since August 1990. (Although I've only been full time self-employed since March 2000.) And as I'm a bit younger than you, that's already more than half my working life ...

12:58 PM  
Blogger Thai said...

Congratulations. How about another 40?

2:20 PM  
Blogger dubjay said...

Thanks for your good wishes!

I'm starting the next book on Monday, so I'll need all the energy you can send.

1:37 AM  

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