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Just a quick note about what it takes to be a writer.
Lately, I've been focused and driven. For the last six weeks or so I've been able to write every day excluding Sunday (much needed worship and rest is reserved for that day). I've also been focused on publishing the short story I've been serializing during the A-Z Challenge - read it here for free until I actually get that done.
All that work has made me realize something very elementary - but necessary. No matter how much I publish, or weather I publish at all, I'm only a writer if I write. If my family and close friends are the only ones who read my work, I'm still a writer, and at least I've reached them!
So, all that to say this: if you write, you're a writer. Not, if you publish, you're a writer.
Okay, I'll listen to my own advice - I promise!