As I mentioned in my post yesterday, it’s not enough to say “I am a writer.” You have to believe it too. Sometimes, that’s as easy as repeating it to yourself over and over. Kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy. There are times, however when belief is more difficult. Faith in yourself and in your abilities seems so far out of reach, you wonder when you will finally give up this pipe dream and just get back to the mundane reality that surrounds you.
But that’s the thing about faith, isn’t it. It’s blind belief in something. If you can find it within yourself to believe, absolutely, that you are a writer – not just say you are one – then your reality won’t be so mundane. Your reality will be every single fantasy you write down. Your characters are your best friends. Their enemies are your enemies and you fight along side them in one scene, and then take a break to cook supper or watch your favorite sports team.
As part of the challenge – for me to believe I am a writer – I have to get up 2 hours early tomorrow to write… EEP! Looks like I’ll be going to bed early tonight! Even if you didn’t join in the challenge, I’d love for you to join in the early rise for writing and believing!
Now, I’m going to take a cue from Jeff Goins and challenge you. I want you to think about why it is you’re a writer, and I want you to tell me about it in the comments=)