How to Say “I’m a Writer” and Mean It

This is good reading for those who write but have trouble identifying with that…there are so many in the same boat!  (From Literary Hub)

HOW TO SAY “I’M A WRITER” AND MEAN IT

“FIRST YOU MUST BELIEVE YOU’RE A WRITER.”

I’m a writer. For years, I couldn’t say it. I wondered when I would. How many publications would it take? What finish line would I cross? And then it happened: at a wine tasting, a place I already didn’t belong, when a petite, dark-haired woman serving wine, asked me what I did.

“I’m a writer,” I said, trying it out.

“Oh,” she said, eyeing me. “What is it you write?”

“Er… essays,” I said.

“A book?”

I shook my head. There was no book. Maybe someday. I told her so. Then, as I walked away, she said it. “Good luck on your little book.”

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