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I am a writerNope… not talking any governmental declaration, I’m talking about my declaration. My declaration to myself and to the world that I am who I say I am. That I am as strong as I say I am. That I am as talented and skilled as I say I am. And it’s not just what and who I say I am. It’s about who and what I know I am. I have 100s of 1000s of novellas, novels, and chaotic perfection resting in my head pushing at the seams of skull bones trying to escape. I’ve learned various forms of writing but creative is by far my passion. I wish I could wake up every morning and just read and write for 8 hours instead of anything else.

But I digress.  This is my declaration, declaring that I am a writer. I’m an amazing writer. A skilled writer. An imperfect writer. A creative writer. A sensual writer. A gripping writer. A one-day-to-be-published writer.

I. Am. A. Writer.

The reasoning behind this bold declaration is Jeff Goins. Today is day 1 of 15 of his newest challenge entitled “15 Habits of Great Writers,” where every day he gives you a habit that you are given a task to accomplish.

Day 1: Declare You’re A Writer

Not just to your wall or computer or notebook, but to an actual person or institution. Someone or something you’re scared of — this could be a person who might reject or judge you, a family member who may misunderstand you, or a publisher who could discredit you. But tell them and tell them now.

Do it with pride and boldness. Write about it, tweet it about, record a video if you want. The more outrageous it is, the more likely you are to believe. This is what we’re trying to do here: convince ourselves that we have the right to pick up the pen.

So here is my declaration. Graphic created by me and all. I’ll always go the needed distance and then longer to be the best writer I can be.

About the Author

KikiFor as long as I can remember, I've enjoyed the written word. Whether in books or under my pen, words were my first real friends. I learned how they worked well together to express emotions, thoughts, ideas, and so much more. Now, my passion is my job... my career... my life.View all posts by Kiki →

  1. Jeff
    Jeff06-06-2012

    Cool graphic!

    • Kiki
      Kiki06-06-2012

      Thanks! Felt like if I was declaring it I might as well be original in my graphics, too. I’ve decided that with every habit you give, I’ll write and design. No better way to beat it into my brain.

      • Andrea
        Andrea06-06-2012

        Really love the declaration graphic. I can easily imagine it on a coffee cup, filled with steamy brew, in my hand as I contemplate grammatical arrangements and vocabulary.

        Proud of you, hon! <3

        • Kiki
          Kiki06-06-2012

          Thanks so much, luv! I’m definitely in a better place with getting this company going and running with the wind. I have a great team of brilliant and uber talented women beside me. And I just couldn’t be in a better place, aside from a stronger Client base. LOL Again, thanks! And maybe one day I’ll put it on a mug.. and I’ll send you one for free. 😉

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