Monday, August 31, 2009

I'm the writer

When people ask me what I do, I usually say that I'm a mother of four but that I also do some freelance writing. And I usually feel like an imposter when I claim to be a writer because it's not my primary occupation.

On Friday I had a work meeting where I met with some new clients about an upcoming project. When I walked into the meeting, my project manager introduced me around to the other folks in the room, and one of the women jumped out of her chair, shook my hand, and said, "You're the writer!"

She said it like she was impressed that I was a writer and like she actually valued what I was bringing to the table.

I spent the whole meeting feeling a foot taller and the rest of the day like a real writer.

5 comments:

Becca said...

yay for you!

Baino said...

I don't blame you, I'd love some freelance work. I used to be a copywriter/editor but I've been so long out of the field, I don't have a current folio. Good for you! Although I have no idea how you find the time!

Suna said...

Treasure those moments! It IS good to be a writer.

*Akilah Sakai* said...

Woohoo! That's a fantastic feeling to have ... you writer, you.

Barb said...

I had to make myself start introducing myself as a writer. Even though I was a writer by trade and always by passion, I never feel like a "real" writer. It's like being a sock knitter. I can knit SOCKS! But I never feel like a real knitter.