I have been trying to write a novel for a while but I would still class myself a beginner. It’s a big step to go from an idea for a novel or a short story to getting it down on paper. Getting it out to a publisher is an even bigger step.
When people ask me what I do, the voice in my head wants to scream out loud, ‘you’re a writer.’ However, I find myself trying to hide the fact that I am a writer and so I will omit it from any job description I give for myself. Right now, I find it hard to call myself a writer. I feel like I am a fraud if I even suggest it despite the fact that I have written two books via National Novel Writing Month.
When do you think you can call yourself a writer? Are you a writer once you’ve published something or are you a writer from the moment you begin to draft something?
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