Day 284 - Writer {Five Minute Friday}

Linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker for a Five Minute Friday!

You know, I have been called many things... Some of them good, some of them bad.

One of my current favorite things to be called (apart from "darling", and then only from my husband)... is writer.

I used to look forward to the day when I would be a "real" writer. Someone with fame, acclaim, and the riches that only a "real" writer would have.

Years went by and my books went unpublished. I just knew my dream of being a "real" writer would never be fulfilled.

Then I realized that they already had been.

What makes a writer isn't the scope of their audience, or how much their last book netted them... it's simply that they write.

So here I am. A writer.

Not a "real" writer... because I've come to the conclusion that there is no such thing... but just a plain ol' writer.

What joy to know that one of my biggest dreams has already been fulfilled.

Now on to the next dream... Becoming a published writer! *wink*

I am thankful that God knows exactly what my dreams and talents are... and He is working to use them for His glory and my good.

I am thankful that I don't have to be shy about my writings because I'm not a "real" writer yet. I now know that I never will be, because a writer is a writer is a writer!

I am thankful that I have had the opportunity with this blog to write a little bit each day. It's not always beautiful... it's not always deep... but it's mine and I get to do it daily.


  1. I can SO relate to this, Victoria! Yes, you ARE a writer. We are writers because we write. Funny how the fulfillment of a dream often looks different than we had imagined, but the surprising package doesn't make it any less real. Glad to have linked up next to you at FMF. Keep writing, Miss Writer! Blessings on the journey!

    1. Thanks Becky! Glad you got to stop by!

  2. You are completely correct. I was once told by a physics professor at HSU that the time for the arts is now. Express your art form regardless of whatever else is going on. That the simple act of composition and creativity is the only impetus we need for the doing. You are a writer as surly as Bill Gates ran Microsoft. The money us nearly an incidental. A necessary one to be sure, but inconsequential to the work itself. You keep right on writing, and continue to BE a writer. Maybe one day I'll join you as a college. If I can ever follow the professor's advice :-)

    1. Thanks Sean :-) I love all of the films that I've ever seen from you... I have no doubt that your writing skills are just as fantabulous! (Yes, I did just use a made-up word :-)

  3. I loved your post Victoria. You are definitely a writer. It is so nice when we realize that yes, we are living the dream God has for us and we are using the gifts that He has given us. God validates our gifts because He gave them to us. It is up to Him how they will play out. You have blessed me today with your words. Thank you for that.
    I'm dropping by from fmf today. God bless you dear writer. :)


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