DifferenceBetween.net insists that there is a difference between being an author and being a writer. I’m not so certain. I realize the technical difference, rooted in technicalities, that means technically you can be a writer without being an author. What the fuck ever, okay?
If you’re a writer, you’re a writer. Get this: if you’re a writer, you’re also an author. Aspiring to be An Author has stressed and strained some people I know to a senseless extent. It becomes an existential question – am I An Author even though I haven’t been published? Even some who’ve been writin’ their whole life have worried that they weren’t worthy of bein’ called An Author.
Like it’s some sort of holy fuckin’ grail.
I write. I dunno about y’all, but I write. I’m a writer. By DifferenceBetween.net’s standard, since publishing my debut novel, The Soul, I’ve also become An Author, but it’s not like I’m any less (or more) of a writer just because I took the plunge.
If it’s somethin’ that you take seriously, that you work hard at, that you bring to life with your bare fuckin’ hands, it’s all you, player.
Besides, I dunno about y’all, but I dunno when the last time is that I authed anything. Note my blog tagline: “the nonbinary bloggin’ home of indie writer S. R. Carrillo.”