A to Z Challenge – L is for Limbo

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.