12 July, 2013

Labelling accomplishments

I've always been curious how others define themselves in the literary world. Are they "writers" or "authors"? Does one have to come before the other? Is there a specific criterion that someone must have in order to go from one to the other?

Personally, when people ask what I do, I find myself answering "I'm writing a book". I wonder if, once I have published Uncertain Heirs, my answer will change to "I write books" or if I will make it a prideful announcement of "I'm an author"? I wonder if there'll be a difference for me, or if it will even matter?

Does it matter to you now/will it matter what your label is?


  1. If you write you ARE a writer. Do or Do Not, There is No Try! It's acceptable to say you're writing a book. but don't sell yourself short. You are a writer. It ha nothing to do with publishing. :)

    1. You just gave the best answer of all day :)



Ash Litton

Ash Litton is a writer and lover of sci-fi, fantasy, and all things fictional. She is the author of Thoroughbred, Evening Hallow, Comeuppance, and Cabover Cabaret, and works on other Appalachian Dream Tales between her ongoing novel projects. She's also written No Diet, No Surgery, No Sweat, an ebook chronicling her weight-loss journey.

When she's not writing, she's drawing, and when she's not doing either of those, she's dreaming up new projects to work on. Born and raised in rural West Virginia, Ash has always wondered what things lay hidden in the hills around her. She attended West Virginia University, where she studied the English language before returning home to her family in rural West Virginia.