This post is a follow up to a really good discussion we had on yesterday – Are you scared to call yourself a writer? If you missed that post, make sure you read it and leave your opinion on when you should call yourself a writer.
On the flip side, I’m interested in knowing when you made the decision to become a writer.
I’ve talked about this before on the blog so I’ll make my story brief. If you want to read the longer version, you can click here.
While I loved writing and have written since a very young age, I never had any intention on becoming a writer. I guess I’m what you’d call an accidental writer, in that I’ve always written, always considered myself a writer, however I never set out for this to be my full time professional career. I always considered writing a hobby, although over the years I wrote professionally for a magazine and even placed a published song with a recording artist.
While freelancing for the magazine, I got the idea for my debut novel The Buzz. My inspiration was so strong for the characters, I knew it was a book I had to not only write but also publish. Due to a series of events that happened in my professional finance career, I made the decision to pursue entrepreneurship another dream I’d had for years. After looking at publishing options for The Buzz, I made the decision to not only self-publish but to also form a publishing company. Before I knew it, writing went from being a part time passion to my full time career.
That’s my shortened story! Please share in the comment section when you caught the writing bug. I’d love to hear your story.