I’ve always thought it was a pretentious thing to tell people “I’m a writer”. I work in an office. That’s what I do. I mean yes, I write. But I’ve never been published or paid to do so. I did stand up in college for two years, and I never felt comfortable telling people I was a comedian either. I mean any nut case can do an open mic at a coffee shop (and holy shit were there ever), and tell “jokes”. I always felt that was a title I had to earn. In the last couple of years, I’ve met tons of people who say they’re writers or comedians. And they have no problem saying that. Regardless of whether they have anything to show for it.
But on the other hand, if you’ve been writing for years, and then suddenly get published. It’s not like there’s some kind of magical transformation happening. You’re just doing what you’ve always done. People will just be able to see it now. When do you go from being a another scribbler to a genuine writer? I don’t know. But I’m writing about it, so that kind of counts right?
Okay sorry, I’m done with the grown up talk. I’ll have more ridiculous entries about boogers and werewolves later this week.