This is my post for Day 1 of the 15 Habits of Great Writers challenge.
I am participating in Jeff Goins' 15 Habits of Great Writers, and the first challenge is to declare that I am a writer. I do not find this challenge all that difficult. I already see myself as a writer. I write on my blogs frequently. I write health articles for a monthly magazine. I am writing children's stories and Young Adult novels and even a self-help book.
My novels and my self-help book aren't finished and have not been published yet, but that doesn't make me any less a writer. If I stopped writing, then I would no longer be able to call myself a writer. If I stopped believing in my abilities as a writer, stopped learning and improving and gave up my pen (metaphorically speaking), then I would have no right to the title of "writer."
But I am never going to do that, so here I am, a writer still striving to write something great, still hoping to share what I have written and maybe entertain someone or help them in some way.
I have too many stories in my head that want me to write them to ever give up writing.