March 25, 2015 by musehick
There are things you plan for and there are things that you just do. Your writing needs to be something you jump off the deep end into rather than skirt around the edge of dipping your toe in.
I meet a few people who claim to be serious and are really hobbyists. How much hard work do they put into it? How long have they been slaving away at it? How much rejection have they suffered?
If you want a cakewalk this isn’t your field and you may as well pack up and go home. But if you love what you do even if you don’t ever get any recognition, but you are happy with those reads which you know you do get, or you are in love with process welcome aboard.
It is an in-exclusive club … lots of people write. It is an exclusive club … not many people are writers. If you need something to happen before you can write you aren’t a writer, and if you need something to happen once it is written you aren’t a writer. If you write and write and write, and you create poetry or stories, you are a writer.
I drew and painted, but I am not an artist. I am a writer.