Do you consider yourself to be a blogger, a writer, an author or all three?
I’ve been an informal “writer” for as long as I can remember. I expected to grow up and write for a living. During school, I was always writing short stories, plays, poems and lyrics; or starting a novel. When I went to university, I looked at how to parlay this into a living. I considered journalism and public relations before deciding on library science. I figured I could work with books and eventually write them in my spare time!
Over 25 years later, this has not materialized, LOL! Coming home from a full-time job, I don’t have the self-discipline to write a novel. I don’t at all think I have failed – if anything, it’s the opposite. As a librarian, I love public service and never imagined I would supervise a team of staff or help people with their lives every day. I really feel I have found my calling and I can’t imagine sitting at home at a desk every day, wordsmithing.
That being said, the written word is still the lens through which I see the world, and I know that will never change. I am oriented toward the printed page and I love words and language. I am wowed by the ability of authors to make me think and feel, creating an emotional connection to new people and places.
I can write a pretty mean monthly report or grant proposal! But blogging is now my little slice of authorship.
Do you see the world as a Writer?