Every time I go to the doctors office or sign one of my kids up for an activity I always pause at the space for occupation. I stare at the blank and try to think of what nifty little title I could give myself.
Here are a few I like to play with:
-Servant of God
-Teacher to Three
-Wife and Mother, not to mention Daughter, Sister, and Friend.
-Slayer of under the bed monsters and all things that go bump in the night
-Bedtime story reader
-Arts and Crafts Director
-Keeper of all things important
-Housekeeper ( I use this term lightly)
And on and on I go. Never, ever, has it even crossed my mind to say writer.
Maybe because I don't get paid to write. But looking at this list I don't get paid for any of those things either. Not monetarily anyway.
Which leads me to the question of what makes someone a writer? The words that come to mind are these:
Hmm, no mention of money there. No mention of published either. So maybe making money and getting published are the accolades of writing. Maybe just the act of putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard makes us writers.
Now I have one more title to add to my list of occupations.
What are some things you think makes a person a writer?