Usually, I feel like a poser. That is, I feel like a person who is pretending to be a writer. Yes, I have an office and a laptop. On my shelves is a copy of my novel and magazines that have printed my stories.
But, in my heart, I don't feel like a writer. Probably this is because there are so many things I don't have: an agent, a New York city publisher, a monthly royalty check that covers my bills.
Yet sometimes, I brush up against the feeling that, yes, I guess I am a writer. Today is one of those days. I'm now listed on the State of Michigan's official 'Authors and Illustrators' web page.
I may not have enormous royalty checks, but - by golly - I am government approved.
It’s still a thing
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