Wednesday, October 7, 2020

October IWSG Post and my definition of a Working Writer

2020 is inching to an end. 2 more IWSG posts before it disappears forever into 2021. I just hope as it goes away, it takes Covid-19 along with it and as 2021 arrives, it brings with it a vaccine.

Having met my deadline, currently I’m enjoying a few days of reading, eating, sleeping and taking it easy, because, within a few days I’ll be starting my new book.

Today is the first Wednesday of the month and it’s time for our monthly IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) post, where we talk about all aspects of writing, our discussions center around our manuscripts, our books, characters, stories, revisions and everything about publishing and marketing our books.

IWSG is online writers’ group, started by the wonderful Alex J Cavanaugh: author, blogger, musician and an amazing person: kind and generous with his time and energy, who loves supporting other writers. Alex is the author of several amazon bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars, with more bestsellers on the way.

Do follow the IWSG website for lots of writing and publishing information.

October 7 question - 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?

For me the term working writer means a writer whose entire income comes from writing: books or other writing assignments. To me it also means a writer, who writes for a living and doesn't hold any other job. I consider myself a working writer, as all my income comes from writing: books, free-lance assignments for newspapers and magazines. And I make it a point of writing every day. 

What about you all? Do you consider yourself a working writer?