When people ask me where I work, my usual answer is “at home.” Then I say the word “freelance” because that’s the next thing that comes to my mind. Then they ask what kind of freelance work I do. “Writing,” I tell them. This is usually followed by, “Oh, you’re a writer! What kind of writing do you do?” This is where I start babbling about writing for websites and writing articles. Sometimes I mumble about my work with authors.
Telling people about my work can be awkward for me sometimes because I don’t know how to explain to them that it’s both what they think and not what they think. Am I making sense? Yes, I am a writer, but sometimes I feel like a fraud because I haven’t written anything great. I haven’t written anything that isn’t related to work. I haven’t written any short story worth sharing. I have all these writing plans and challenges, but I haven’t actually done anything. Oh man.
So these days I feel like a fraud. I’m hoping I’ll snap out of this, whatever this is, soon enough.