Yes, I am in fact a writer.
How do I know this?
Because my "About Me" section to the right says so.
It used to say that I am a "wannabe" writer.
That changed yesterday, with a little encouragement from Jeff Goins and his book, You Are A Writer.
Funny thing is, I've always been a writer. It's always been a part of me.
I called myself a "wannabe" because I've never been paid to write a thing. It really never occurred to me that I could. I've always just done it for fun or as a way to get a bunch of jumbled up thoughts out of my head, clear my mind.
When I was young I thought all writers lived in New York City and wrote for magazines or something until they got their big book publishing deal. That did not appeal to me (the moving to NYC part).
But Interior Design appealed to me, and that's something you could practice anywhere.
I am an interior designer. I've never had trouble declaring that. Not since graduating with a Bachelor of Interior Design, working in an architecture firm, and passing the NCIDQ exam.
The difference is that I worked really hard for that title. I've been paid for that.
I've never worked hard at being a writer. I just write whenever I want, about whatever I want.
I have two blogs.
My first is a faith blog, where I simply tell stories about all the times God has revealed Himself to me and how awesome He is. It's one of the ways I worship.
My second blog, the one you're reading, is about Interior Design...imagine that.
Now at forty, I'm starting to think differently. I've discovered that I have a message to share. It's no coincidence that I've been blessed with an inner designer AND an inner writer, neither of which should go to waste.
I am currently in the process of writing an e-book to help others discover their inner designer. As a way to get there, I am participating in Jeff Goin's 15 Habits of Great Writers. This is my response to the Day 1 Challenge:
I AM A WRITER!!!