A Hundred, And Still Rocking It?

How’s it going? This post is a bit of a spur-of-the-moment thing, mostly because I didn’t know what to post today, really. And yes, I know that’s bad practice from a writing, scheduling, and marketing standpoint (and the subject for another post).

Anyway, today I learned a little bit about a guy named Herman Wouk (and don’t ask me how to pronounce that last name).

What alerted me to him was the radio this morning. For a couple reasons:

1. I listen to the radio a bit every day to get anything celebrity- and/or history-related that’s connected with what day it happens to be.

2. Mr. Wouk is a novelist, and he’s still alive.

3. Mr. Wouk is 100 years old. Today.

I don’t really know much about Mr. Wouk. I think he served in the military at sea, which helped to inspire his first book, The Caine Mutiny. He’s written a dozen books or so. And now he’s working on a memoir/reflective book, looking back on things.

I just thought it was really cool that Mr. Wouk is 100, still rocking it, and is a writer to boot.

I don’t have any famous quotes of his or anything like that to share, though. Most of what I’d read passed through my brain too quickly.

My point?

Writing is one of those things you can do even when you’re older (barring repetitive-motion injuries, or what-have-ya). And I don’t really consider old (approximately) until 100 or after.

But then again, Mr. Wouk looked really excited and youthful for 100.

Maybe it’s the writing.

I’d like to be like that, a one-hundred-year old dude, and still writing. But the keys there would be making it to 100, and continuing to write until then.

Which is the cool part.

Until next time,

Ty

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About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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