What makes a person a “writer?”
I’m going to tell you, but first, I want to tell you a quick little anecdote.
Before I started writing romance, I had a tough time believing I could ever be a “writer.” For years, I told myself I didn’t have ‘it.’ I asked myself ‘How can I become a writer?’ And I responded, too. ‘Darn, all of the writing jobs are so hard to get!’
I’ll ask myself questions, like:
“Is that prose perfect?”
“Is there a better way to say this phrase?”
“Am I being too wordy?”
Sometimes, I am harder on myself. I’ll think damn this just sucks. It’s not good writing.
But I keep in mind one thought, above all others, that separates a writer from a non-writer. And it has nothing to do with perfection.
Every. Damn. Day. Sometimes you write well. Sometimes you feel like a fourth grader could have written a better chapter.
Football players play football. Every. Day.
Sometimes they win, sometimes they get railroaded.
So at what point can you call yourself a writer?
In my opinion, it’s when you are writing 5-6 days per week. Even if it’s just 5 minutes per day. Let the words flow, and let it seep into your subconscious.
I shoot for 1,000 words per day minimum. I know some authors who write a whole lot more.
So you want to be a writer?
Just write the words every day. And then wait about a year. Sounds simple, right?
If only it were that easy.
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