Is it because it isn't my day job (I'm a secondary school music teacher, passionate about teaching)? Is it because I consider my writing in trade magazines a bit amateur? Or perhaps because I don't have a published book under my belt?
Possibly all of these to some extent - but I think that my lifelong love of reading fiction has coloured my writing ambitions - simply: I love stories; I want to write successful stories that other people love. And until recently, with every book and every writer I discovered and enjoyed, the aim of writing a work of fiction became more and more intimidating.
|I bet he considers himself a proper writer|
Are you a writer? At what point will you consider/did you start considering yourself a 'proper writer'?