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.