“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.