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I Am A Writer!
As part of Jeff Goins’ 15 Habits to Better Writing Challege, today is the day I’m supposed to declare myself a writer. It’s supposed to be to an institution or a person I fear telling this to. But there’s a problem with that.
I’ve already told everyone I know (with the exception of the friend in this post, a moment of weakness). All my family knows. They are anxiously awaiting my finished edits so they can read by book. I have a Facebook page where I update everyone on my writing progress and things in the writing world that interest me (though I need to update it more often). I’m on Twitter as a writer, often using #amwriting and #amediting as well as joining in the weekly #yalitchat.
I’d say the only thing I haven’t done is rent the billboard sign in the middle of town announcing I’m a writer. But that’s only because it’s out of my price range…
Anyway, I think the big thing with saying this is to make ourselves accountable. Not just to other people, but to ourselves. We write. It’s what we do. But being a writer and feeling like a writer are two different things. How do we accept ourselves as writers? It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy; say it over and over until you don’t feel like an idiot, but know the truth of it.
So without further ado:
I Am A Writer!