Today is the first Wednesday of the month which means it is time for another installment of the Insecure Writers Support Group blog posts.
A couple of weeks ago I had an interesting experience. An opportunity to let someone know I am a writer presented itself. I can’t say I was successful in the telling.
Coffee is mandatory for me first thing in the morning and I have a favorite drive-thru coffee shop. Especially on early Saturday mornings when I am up before I truly want to be.
It is one of those places where everyone knows your name and they miss you when you don’t come through.
The conversation went something like this:
Barista: You are here early this morning. (It was still dark.)
Me: I’m on my way to a writing class.
Barista: So this just for a hobby or what?
Me: Hesitates – Well, I have a blog.
Barista: You have a blog?
My thoughts as this interaction occurred was – I need to get comfortable with saying I am a writer. That morning I couldn’t get the words out.
I believe I am a writer. I’ve internalized this fact. So, why can’t I say the words when it is important?
This is my goal for the next month: Any time the opportunity arises to speak about my writing I will boldly say that I am a writer. I will even use the business cards that declare that I am a writer.
I believe that with practice this declaration will come easier.
What goal will you set for yourself in the next month?