I am in a state of limbo; nothing to do with Original Sin, Hell or Damnation I hasten to add but with the more mundane definition of “intermediate state or condition.”
A few days ago I read a well-written blog post expounding the case for allowing anyone who is passionate about writing to call themselves a writer regardless of whether or not any of their work is in the public domain; I remained unconvinced. I have seen my non-fiction articles in print but I do not think that makes me a writer as I merely put down certain facts in a reader-friendly form and they were published. If you have read my earlier A to Z blogs you will know that I am refining my novel prior to the professional editing stage; this has to be fitted in to my already busy working and family life and most of my friends have no idea that I am also working on a book. They do not read blogs and they do not have Twitter Accounts; some of them use Facebook but they know that I don’t so they do not search for me. I chose not to involve my friends in my fiction writing because at the moment I feel so insecure about my ability to tell a good tale; if a few strangers buy the ebook my friends will find out but until then I am in limbo, writing but not, in my opinion, a writer.