Saturday, December 23, 2006

I Blew My Chance at Being a Child Prodigy . . .

I'm 46. When I was young, I thought I'd crank out a great novel before I was 20. One of those novels that everyone finds enlightening, and some find life-changing. Kind of a Catcher in the Rye meets On the Road with just enough Great Shark Hunt mixed in to make it subversively brilliant.

Didn't happen.

Today is Norman MacLean's birthday - he wrote A River Runs Through It, and didn't start publishing until he was 70. It ain't over till it's over.


Anonymous travelingal said...

No it sure isn't, Dan. Some day that great novel will burst forth.

I'd like to wish you and your family a wonderful Holiday and innovative, prosperous New Year. I know you are a man with a lot of soul and even though our politics may not be the same, I think somewhere our souls do meet.

12/23/2006 1:37 PM  

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