07 October, 2020

IWSG: October 7, 2020


It's the first Wednesday of October, which means it's time for another Insecure Writer's Support Group post. Visit this link you are curious about it.

When you think of the term working writer, what does that look like to you? What do you think it is supposed to look like? Do you see yourself as a working writer or aspiring or hobbyist, and if latter two, what does that look like?

I see the term as a person who gets paid to write. It officially becomes a job, a way to receive income. 

I don't see myself as a hobby writer, for I aim to have writing as one of my careers. I know I've been calling myself "aspiring" for years due to people always asking about my work. Yes, this would be my first time publishing and making income as a writer. However, aspiring I feel seems like a person who can be upcoming, or who doesn't have much experience or knowledge on writing or publishing. I feel that I've upgraded a bit from the label, "aspiring" due to how many projects I have created. I guess it can still be appropriate to let others know I don't have any work available to read yet. I think I can't call myself a working writer until I'm actually receiving income from my work. It's more than a hobby though. I see this term "hobby" for those who just write for fun and don't intend on publishing their work. It's just a pastime. So, aspiring would be more fitting. Although I obtained a great deal of knowledge on writing and publishing, I am a knowledge seeker, and I'm always expanding my education on this. 

Sorry, it changed the texts color when it published. 


  1. I think you can drop the word aspiring and just be a writer.

  2. You are just a step away from aspiring and working.

  3. You are a writer. Also as an FYI the text of your blog post is hard to read on a mobile device. Your blog is gorgeous though!



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