Depending on where you are or whose company you are in, telling people that you are a writer kinda gives you star status. Ok, well for me it does. Let me share why I think this is so.
Sharing this information sparks immediate conversation. People want to know what I write; how long I have been writing; if I’m a student, yada yada yada. While the reactions are interesting; it’s a little annoying because I don’t like talking about myself. I like listening to other people because they are bound to give me inspiration for my next story ideas. Is that selfish?
People always ask if I know how to write grants. No, but I definitely have to get this under my belt really soon. Every time someone asks, I see my cash flow increasing exponentially. Also, a couple people have asked me if I wrote poetry. No, but it would be great to be able to share stories with a rhythm. That would put me on an altogether different creative plane. Hmmmmm…let me work on that.
Anyway, I am working on being a star writer. In addition to poetry and grants, I am going to add humor writing to my talent pool. I also feel a cartoon in my near future. Of course, all of this won’t happen at the same time. But when it does, watch out now!