Am I an author?
I’m an author.
Ilona Andrews says I am. This question was raised when I spotted this tweet yesterday afternoon:
Her answer was that the work of an author is doing the business side of the publishing business: promoting, websites, problem resolutions. The work of a writer is to simply write.
I asked whether queries and proposals counted toward authorship – if it were possible to be an unpublished author. She replied that yes, absolutely that were possible.
I find this interesting.
I’ve called myself a writer for a long time.
I have to write to stay sane. I’ve had to do that since I was a teenager. I write because it’s a part of me. Getting the stories, thoughts and feelings out are essential to my makeup. I’m a writer because I write.
I’m an author because I seek to enter the book business.