A writer writes

Greetings, readers. For approximately three years now Rebecca and I have been hard at work putting out two books, with my third to be released hopefully next month. Do I call myself a writer though? The answer is a resounding no.

I think of myself as more of a loafer, a video game player, a watcher of movies. I do not get up at 6:00 in the morning with a smile on my face and say to myself, “Oh goodie, I will go to the cafe now and write 1000 words, even if they are all crap.” I think real writers do that. Writers who have to earn a living (at writing) certainly do. They have deadlines to meet.

As some of you may know, my “year” goes from September to August. When I return from camp – and I can’t believe it is coming up so quickly – I  will make my September resolution to have a set number of words per day to write. Whether they will be stories, blogs, or just exercises has yet to be determined. I think I will start with 300 words, work up to 500 or so, and who knows after that. Rebecca has a phrase, priming the pump, which I think is so apropos. I just have to go to a quiet place, get into that zone of mine that I have spoken about before, and simply just do it.

Yes, readers, writers write. My goal for the upcoming year, September to August, is to slowly graduate from the part-time rookie writer to someone a heck of a lot more serious. It is finally time for me to take this career to the next level.

Until soon, take care, keep dry if you are in the storms, and happy reading.

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