When does somebody take the leap from “non-author” into authorship? Is there some finish line to that journey, and if so, is it relatively quick like a hundred-meter sprint or is it a long arduous run similar to a marathon? Can you ever revert your author status once you have it?
And finally, are you an author?
Big questions, right? Well, I have a simple answer that I believe, followed by a long road of reasoning to hopefully justify myself.
If you think you’re an author, you’re an author.
Please read on for the justification, since some days really do let me feel like an ✨author✨ while some other days have me feeling like a slug.