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Most of the time I don't feel like a writer. I don't tell people I'm a writer.
Can you relate to this? It is a struggle to create my art and a struggle to see myself as an artist. As a writer. Because what defines a writer anyway? Is it being published? Is it selling your work? Is critical acclaim? Is it wealth?
Of course these things can mark someone as a writer, but if you constantly use money or publishing alone as a measure of success, you will soon come up short. A writer is someone who writes. Who writes in her head as she is taking a shower, making dinner, falling asleep. A writer is someone with sentences floating around in her head. A writer writes. It’s as simple as that. Hopefully your writing will touch someone. Hopefully your writing will be published and you will make stacks of money. But if that doesn’t happen, please keep writing.
What do you think makes someone a “real writer”? Do you feel like a writer? Do you use different criteria to judge yourself as a writer than you use to judge another? Has anyone ever referred to you as a writer or an author? When was the first time? How did that make you feel?