Happy Author’s Day

This Week In Writing, we kick off NaNoWriMo by celebrating all the author’s out there, whether published or not.

Happy Author’s Day
"An Old Author" by Justin Cox and Midjourney

Today is the launch of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and it also happens to be National Author’s Day! That means today I’m celebrating you, whether you’re a published author or not.

One of the things I hear often from writers is that they don’t consider themselves a writer until they’ve published something. I’m here to say I consider you a writer the minute you start putting words on the page. In fact, it’s the first chapter of my book: you are a writer!

If you’re taking on the traditional NaNoWriMo challenge or creating one of your own, you are a writer, and today I’m celebrating you! If you’re looking for an accountability group of other writers to talk with, check out our free Discord server.

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Justin Cox is a donut-loving, word-writing, nonprofit consultant based in Orlando. He also runs The Writing Cooperative on Medium. Come say hello!