I’ve been hesitating and reading about other writers doing the same. They wonder if they’ve spent enough hours or written enough pages. They wonder if submitting a manuscript to an agent qualifies them. Maybe it’s when they have published their first work as a book or magazine article. How do we know when we are officially considered a “writer”?
When you are hired for a job, you have a boss and a title. You can say I’m an accountant. I’m a mechanic. I’m a sales clerk. The definition of your job is usually pretty clear. However, when you are your own boss, or you work from home with your own individual endeavors, it’s a bit more complicated. It’s up to you to define yourself. With writing, who’s to say what qualifies as a writer? It seems that each and every writer has their own definition.
Well, I’ve decided. I’m a writer. I’m a writer, damnit. I. AM. A. WRITER.
I have two blogs. I write articles for Associated Content and I just signed up to writer articles for Factoidz. Because of Twitter, I have met many other writers, one of which has included me in a collaborative ebook that he is publishing due on Thanksgiving. On top of that, I have taken on a proofreading project for another writer.
So, I officially feel like a writer. Today is the day I am announcing it to the world. Okay..to my twelve readers of this blog. But, to me, you are my world. You are my audience. And whether you are a million members or twelve, small and strong, I’m glad to have you see my start. And I hope you’ll stick around for when it gets really good. I am a writer. I’m going to call myself a writer and keep telling myself I’m a writer. It is now my profession.
All I have to do now is start making money with it. 😉