Today I signed up for the Great Writers Series by one of my favorite bloggers, Jeff Goins. It’s a 15-day program where Jeff will share with us each day one habit all great writers practice. Then we’ll be given a daily challenge (writing prompt) to complete by the end of the day. And best of all …. it’s FREE (which always fits in my budget!).
Because, you know, I have nothing else to do … other then run a business, be a single parent, write blog posts for two blogs AND keep writing/working on my new online social media strategy e-course (this will be really cool – more details to come!). So like any other crazy person who thinks they can do it all, I signed up.
Day 1: here we go … The challenge: Declare you’re a writer.
Not just to your wall or computer or notebook, but to an actual person or institution. Do it with pride and boldness. Write about it, tweet it about, record a video if you want. The more outrageous it is, the more likely you are to believe. This is what we’re trying to do here: convince ourselves that we have the right to pick up the pen.
Funny that I touched on it in my How Do You Raise a Writer post but somehow, it turned it into a post about my kid and how to help him with his writing. In that post, I added copies of my old report cards, especially the one where my 4th grade teacher commented about how she looked forward to reading one of my published books in the future.
And yet, I go on about how to raise Jake to become a writer while I wandered, twisted and turned about what would have happened to me if I had followed my desires to be a writer. I never once call myself a writer in that post or any where else for that matter.
So here I am – to all the gazillion other bloggers out there and to those of you who have become my own personal blogger community, I’m making my declaration for today:
I AM A WRITER.
(well that felt good)