There are a lot of standards that gauge what we are and what our places are in the world. Some of these standards are personal guidelines in order to determine ones’ own position, but others are more official. In regards to the writing world, in my opinion, it’s more of a personal thing– but each and every person will have their own standards by which everyone else will be judged.
One person may not consider an author with six published books a real writer because they don’t meet their standards, whatever they may be. Though honestly, I think if you’ve published six books you’re a writer no matter what angle you look at it from!
Some people believe that being a writer means that you write every day. Others believe that it means you meet a certain word count each day.
But what does it really take to be a real writer?
To me, being a writer doesn’t mean that you write every day. It doesn’t mean that you meet that 1,500 goal every day. It doesn’t mean that you write a novel a month, or that you already have a bunch of published work. To me, being a writer is about who you are in your heart of hearts.Do you believe you’re a writer?
Do you believe you’re a writer? Then you’re a writer.
Do you think about writing every waking hour? Sometimes even when you’re dead asleep? Then you’re a writer.
Do you see ways to portray real experiences in your writing? Then you’re a writer.
There are a billion and one things that can make you a writer. You only have to decide which makes you a writer.
So, what makes you a writer?