When can I call myself a writer?
A writer writes.
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