A lot of writers don’t consider themselves writers. I’ve been blessed to be surrounded by writers great in talent and generous in spirit. I learned long ago that I am a writer, merely because I write. I can’t get through a day without writing – and be fit company for man or beast, that is.
Yes, my writing earns payment these days and has for a little over 10 years. However, back in the 90’s when I was starting out, writers like Sharon Sala, Elizabeth Sinclair and Nora Roberts pointed out on several occasions, that I was a WRITER even before I got paid to write anything. Payment only made me an income-producing writer.
All the rest is legalism, in my opinion. You are not a writer because you write well, or often. You are a writer because you MUST write. You may never send it out, but you are a writer. You may need to revise that article or manuscript for years, but you are still a writer. You may have 100 rejections in that folder – but there it is – you are STILL a writer!
If this is hits home for you, I recommend that you redefine yourself today. If you love to write and actually put words on paper, then you are a writer!
Now, to become a New York Times best-selling author takes more than writing. But you’ll never get there either, until you own that you are already…A WRITER!!
Write much – submit often! See you Sunday!