I am an unpublished writer. I thought I'd just clarify that. I write whenever I get the chance and not even a verbose 6 year old and a rebellious 14 year old on summer vacation can keep me from it. I have to write, I am compelled to write, I need to write. Sure, I can go a day without it. About as easily as you can go a day without air.
I am an unpublished writer. I sit alone with my thoughts, reflecting on life, trying to phrase a few words together that might just connect some unknown reader to an idea I once had. It is a solitary, thoughtful process, and one that equals a lot of time in ponderation. My wrists get sore sometimes, my butt is tired of sitting, but my brain feels wide and vast when I am putting words together.
I am an unpublished writer. My words go unnoticed. There is little I can say that would draw me a crowd. I am my own whole world, and also, unknown.
I am an unpublished writer. No one pays me to write. I do it because I choose to. No one will mourn the story in my head that never gets put down on paper. But I might. In fact, I know I will.
I am an unpublished writer. I am reveling in that right now. Because one day, I won't be. I'll be an author, and I'll never be able to go back.
I am an unpublished writer. For now.
(re-posted from July 2012)