Tuesday, 1 April 2014

A is for Author

I am technically an author - I've written poems and a guide book for a church which have both been published by other people.

I've also dabbled in self-publication, but while it's nice to see my book in print there's something different about having someone else believe your work is good enough that you deserve the title of author.

When someone asks me why I write, I've got several answers - I like it, I have lots of stories inside my head that I'd like to write down, I want to share something, and I want to see my name in print. That last bit sounds a bit egotistical, but I don't think you can be an author without having a bit of an ego - if you didn't, you wouldn't want to show other people your work.

A is also for Arlee Bird, who set up the Blogging from A-Z in April challenge. Thanks Arlee!

•  Challenge - post a comment about what you think makes you an author. Do you agree with my ideas? What makes you want to write?


  1. I never considered myself an author...but now that I've started a blog (www.thetaxchic.com), maybe I'll turn myself into one!

  2. I know exactly what you mean about wanting your work to be validated by someone else. My debut is being published this year and it's so exciting to know I'll finally be able to hold it in my hands and see it up on the bookstore shelf, but it's still difficult to think of myself as an author. For now I'll just keep calling myself a writer because that's what I love to do... write!

  3. Hi Pam!

    I am also doing the A to Z Challenge and focusing on picture books because I am a children's picture book author. Good luck with the challenge!

    Take care,

    Donna L Martin