Thought for the Day

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” Rabindranath Tagore

You don’t become a writer by saying you are a writer.

You don’t become an author by wishing a manuscript into existence.

You become a writer by doing, by putting pen or pencil or paper and letting the words flow. 

It is easy to say you are a writer. It’s easy to have all the accoutrements of a writer (fancy laptop, cool tablet, a ton of writing books, membership in a writing organization, a website). But unless you do it–actually write, draft and plot–then you aren’t a writer. 

You’re a no-doer. You’re just a talker.

So write. 


Published by tianajohnson90

I am an oil-and-water combination of humor, ambition, laziness, insecurity, certainty, procrastination, and drive. I am an aspiring romance novelist who writes by the seat of her pants. Waging and sometimes winning a daily battle with procrastination, plots, characters, and the day job.

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