Several weeks ago, I wrote about how “writer’s write” — so if you’re calling yourself a writer but you aren’t writing, then you’re not a writer.
It really is both that simple and that difficult. And I still stand behind it.
So what do you do when you experience a 10-day stretch of time where you aren’t writing nearly as much as you should be? Does that mean you’re not a writer?
Yes, that happened to me. Oh, sure, I have some fabulous excuses (getting sick, traveling, speaking, you can read about this more here) but at the end of the day, excuses are only just that. Excuses. And the reality is, both writers and non-writers have fabulous excuses not to write, yet writers don’t let those excuses stop them while non-writers do. [Read more…] about The Writing Life — So which is it?