A little inspiration for my NaNoWriMo peeps! Yes, you ARE an author.
Original Post Date March 06, 2013 at 07:50 PM
The definition of author proofed by superhuman attributes.
“And what is your occupation?”
“I’m an author.”
The words tumbled out of my mouth like house keys in front of the door from an errant hand. As subconscious as the reflex which captured the keys before they hit the floor.
I am an author.
Granted, I was speaking to someone gathering information to assess an insurance quote, but the exchange held significance.
We are conditioned to announce titles only if bestowed by society. I am not big on waiting for social acknowledgement.
I write, therefore I am.
If you would have asked me a year ago this month, I would have entered into some haphazard diatribe about a dream deferred and coming out of the darkness and other sad cliches, then have petered out with a disillusioned whimper. The curse of the shadow…
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