I’ve decided to take part in a series of writing excercises hostd by Jeff Goins at goinswriter.com. The series will go through 15 Habits of Great Writers. Today’s challenge: Declare yourself a writer.
I. Am. A. Writer. There. I’ve said it. What does it mean to be a writer? This is one of the most important lessons I learned when I first started writing. If you are going to take your writing seriously, then you have to learn to embrace the name writer.
I remember the first time I called myself a writer on twitter, I felt like a fraud. Who was I to say I was a writer? I hadn’t published anything. I’d barely written anything. Something strange happened though. Just by saying the words, I began to think of myself as a writer. In doing so, I gave myself permission to write.
I know. It sounds wierd right? If you have doubts, try it yourself and see what happens.
What have you always wanted to do or be? Declare it now by leaving a comment. Come back tomorrow for the next challenge.