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Monday, September 19, 2016

Hi, I'm Jean, and I'm a writer...

Yep, I'm a writer.

It took me a long time to realize that. I mean, for the longest time I hadn't had anything accepted for publication. And if you aren't published, you aren't a real writer, right?

It took me a long time to realize that yes, I was a writer even while unpublished. I was writing, sometimes not well, but I was writing. I was working at my chosen craft. I read and studied and learned how to write better. I practiced. And now, I'm an award-winning writer.

I think many people have the opinion that if a writer isn't published, then they aren't really a writer.  But, that's just not true.


So, if you write, even if you haven't been published, claim the title. You are a writer.  One day, you may become a published writer, but even if that never happens, you are still a writer.