When can I call myself a writer?

A writer writes.

That’s it.

The burden we feel to “be the best” or “outperform” other men is self-inflicted.

If competing brings you joy and meaning, then by all means, compete, but remember that praise changes nothing.

You’re no more or less of a man if you aren’t competing.

In the grand scheme of things your achievements are insignificant.

Focus on what gives you joy; praise is extraneous, enjoyment makes curious.

The curious mind will naturally improve through concerted effort.

But becoming better at writing is not a requirement for calling yourself a writer.

You enjoying yourself is the only thing that matters.

Write for an audience of one.

Created on July 9, 2021
Published on July 14, 2021