I am taking an online writing class with Jeff Goins . The course is called 15 Habits of Great Writers. Everyday for the next 15 days he introduce a new word and challenge.
The challenge is to declare myself a writer to someone who will question my decision. I write , therefor I am a writer. Every writer on their journey makes a declaration. The challenge for today is to declare myself a writer to an individual who will question my declaration.
I declared myself as a writer to my mother. I love my mother, love her, but sometimes this being one of them, she questions my integrity . I was not a least bit surprised, when she asked if I have a publisher and outline prepared to pitch. My mother identifies only published authors as writers. I did not allow my mother’s lack of knowledge to discourage my declaration . I did not care that my mother thinks that I am nuts. I for the first time in a long time was able to get her attention as I declared myself a writer with confidence. My mother , then said ” I know you are smart girl go home and write.” Today is the first day of the rest of my life as a writer.
See you at the beach,