When do you feel most like a writer?
When do you feel least like one?
I was thinking about this recently and realized my answers are:
most: when I'm actually writing. If the words are flowing or just eeking out, it feels authentic, genuine and organic.
least: when someone asks me about my writing. Particularly someone who is not a writer themselves. Something about stumbling over that novel description or trying to explain how difficult it is to get agented/published or how long the road is....
that's when I feel the least like a writer. It feels uncomfortable in that moment. Stilted. Rehearsed.
How about you? I'd really love to know!