January 15, 2010

who am i, anyway?

and then there's this quote i found at The Writer's Hole:

“You are a writer. Right now. With only what you have in your head as it is. You don't need anything else. You are a writer. You just need to keep writing. Don't let the Writing Fairy tell you that you aren't. That you need something more, that you're pretending to be something you're not. Hemmingway wasn't Hemmingway when he started. He was just a guy named Ernest who sat down at his typewriter.” ~ Joseph Devon

we all have to start somewhere.


Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this. It speaks to the heart of a writer.

Donetta said...

Then it is the Keep Going thing we face

KM Wilsher said...

Great quote!

Name: Holly Bowne said...

Now that's a great quote!

I think one of the hardest things for me to do, when I first started trying to earn money writing, was refer to myself as a writer.

I kept thinking, "but I haven't published anything yet." And even after I did, I would think, "Well, that's not an important enough clip to call myself a writer."

But I finally realized, exactly what this quote is saying: Whether or not my words were ever published. I'm a writer. I will always be a writer.

Thanks for the awesome quote/reminder!

Christine H said...

You are a writer. The voices in your head prove it.

Michelle Gregory said...

LOL. how could i have forgotten?

Christine H said...

"I write what the voices tell me to." LOL!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this. Great Quote.