The Professional: Claiming an Anniversary


Steven Pressfield writes about the concept of Professional is his book the War of Art. “The professional loves it so much he dedicates his life to it. He commits full time.”

I see it as a mindset. Is there any profession that produces genuine home cooking without claiming it? Claiming is not only better for us, but for the recipients of our efforts. Anything I do must be claimed in order to do it well. Otherwise, I flounder, not really believing.

I thought putting writing on my bucket list was an action plan.  I am now convinced that having it there has been more a disclaimer than a claim. It is time to take it off. Today I am coming out. I am a writer. This is the day I turn pro.

Today, September 26, 2013, I became a professional writer. Its on my calendar along with birthdays and wedding anniversaries. Come to the party.

5 thoughts on “The Professional: Claiming an Anniversary

  1. Carole Webber September 26, 2013 / 8:45 am

    Love to come to the party but you do not like parties so I am befuddled?
    Congratulations on declaring publicly that you are a writer but some of us thought we knew that about you.
    I must really be confused,,,,,,,

    • fictionfitz September 26, 2013 / 8:49 am

      As to the party, you noticed I gave no date or time. Party in spirit, for I am intuitive.

      As to what you knew and what I accept about myself, I find as two different things.

      Party on.

  2. Carole Webber September 26, 2013 / 9:00 am

    So if this is a virtual party? I will definitely go to it

  3. jhvn September 26, 2013 / 10:07 am

    WHen an where is the party?

    John

    • fictionfitz September 26, 2013 / 10:43 am

      A cyber party. Your in it now.

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