It seems that most of my life has been about catching-up. I left school at age 15 and returned as a mature student at age 32 then entered my profession of Behaviour Analyst. A few years behind but old enough to appreciate my experiences.
I've always wanted to write a book and finally caught up to the opportunity when I retired from clinical work. My first book, Machiavelli's Desert was published when I was 71, my secont at 72. A good part of these achievments is my good fortune to have delayed another major milestone - it took me until the age of 60 to find the love of my life and muse.
Writing has now become my life, very fulfilling (though at times the editing is frustrating) allowing experience to meld with imagination. It just doesn't get any better.