Aspiring writer…. Aspriring? That doesn’t sound right.
“So you’re an aspiring writer? How nice.”
“No, I’m not.”
I’m having some difficulty with this topic. Argue if you will, agree if you will but I don’t like the term: aspiring writer. Mainly because I don’t like the way the term is used. It sounds almost belittling. I’m not aspiring to be a writer. I am a writer, published or not doesn’t remove that fact. If you’re writing, you are meeting your goal, you’re not aspiring to write. You are writing.
I am aspiring to get published. I’m aspiring to be a better writer. I’m aspiring to be successful. But no I am not an aspiring writer. I’d say an accurate assessment would be that I am aspiring to be a published author.
That sounds right.
This entry was posted on March 6, 2011 by Laney. It was filed under Author, Inspiration, Publishing, Self Publishing, Writer, Writing and was tagged with Author, goal accomplishment, Inspiration, laney mcmann, Publishing, Writer, Writer Resources, Writing, Writing and Editing.