"It isn't enough to say you want to be a writer, you have to live like you are a writer."
I am not entirely sure why this particular phrase hit me so hard - perhaps because lately I've been less than satisfied with my "day" job and have been dreaming of being a writer who was successful enough I didn't need to have another job anymore. I realized it is like what I always say - you aren't going to win the lottery if you aren't playing the lottery. The same is true about my writing. I am not going to get an agent or a fat book deal or hell, even a finished manuscript, if I'm not actually writing on a regular basis. So, this is me... turning over a new leaf. From now on I'm an author because I write on a regular basis, period. I may not be a published author yet but if I write every day and keep polishing my craft I will be soon! And that pesky first draft that stalled after NaNoWriMo? Thanks to my new ebook, I've got tools to get me past the hump of the middle and sailing through to the end. From here on out, it will be like NaNoWriMo every day of the year!