So true, Jonathan! When you tell people you’re a writer they assume that means you’ve published a novel they can buy at Barnes & Noble. Are we essayists, bloggers… and why does that seem to mean less to the regular people out there? Or maybe even other writers. Are you only a writer if you’re getting paid? Or are you a writer simply because you write, whether other people ever read it or not? I know one thing: you’re not a stand-up comedian if you never tell jokes on stage in front of people.
Anything you say you are people assume you mean you make your living at it. I can, and am, a writer and comedian without currently making my living at either.
Why can it be so hard to settle in and do something that comes so naturally? I notice the difference in sitting down to Write Something, and replying to comments. I don’t really think twice about my thoughts right here, I just let them flow, naturally and easy. We put too much pressure on ourselves to Write Something as if we’re being live streamed to an audience. I want to be able to Write Something with the ease I’m writing now. If I can only break down those mental blocks and stop trying so damn hard!
Now to binge watch the last half of Schitt’s Creek. Hahaha