Hello, my name is Samantha Bryant and I'm a writer.
This is my first posting in the Insecure Writer's Support Group. It feels like there should be a ritual beginning, like AA, so I stole theirs. It was either that or put myself up for the virgin auction like this is a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
I'm more comfortable with confession.
Still, it's quite an admission, isn't it? You tell people you are a writer and you get quite a range of reactions. Some are admiring or jealous. Some seem to think it's a sign of mental illness. The worst part for me is when I have to admit that I don't have a published book yet and someone's face falls, or worse yet, becomes pitying.
It's true. My books are not published yet. Two are finished and two are in progress though. So, don't feel sorry for me. Whether or not I ever manage to be paid for these labors of love, I am rich in the knowledge that I created them.
Writers write. I'm writing. Therefore I am a writer.
The Insecure Writer's Support Group is a monthly blog hop to lend support to a growing community of writers. I encourage you to go to Alex Cavanaugh's excellent blog and join in.