This is for all my writer friends who aren't published ...YET.
Yes, you *are* a writer, if you've written something and put your name on it!!
Think of it this way...
If you sing, do people ask for a CD?
If you paint, do people ask about your next museum show??
If you dance, do people expect a pas de deux at Roy Thompson or Carnegie Hall?
If you sail, do people expect you to go solo to Hawaii?
If you carve, do they ask to see a cedar totem?
If you like to travel, do they ask why you haven't discovered a new country?
If you like to make snowballs, do they ask if you make ice hotels in Denmark?
Don't let the "do you have a book on a shelf in a bookstore and a big cardboard cut-out of your hero? Oh you don't? Then you're not a writer" comments mess with your head!!
Do you have files all over the place with lives in them? Do you know people who don't exist?
Have you thought about murder, mayhem, theft, rescue, dragons, faeries, heroes, war, fire, water, kisses, embraces and even vengeance of Biblical proportions?
Then , my friend, you so totally and completely are a writer.
Oh yes, you are!