Sounds very wise, very zen, doesn’t it?
It’s the answer I’ve heard and read in several places when the the question of what defines a “real” writer has arisen. Is it the act of writing? Writing creatively?Editing? Completing a manuscript? Submitting to an agent or editor? Being offered a contract? Published? Multi-published?
I have no idea. I haven’t written creatively in a while. Whatever the answer is, it’s surely true that writers write. And I’m not writing.
I’ve got a WIP (work in progress) in the laptop, waiting for me. But I’m not writing. Papa will read this and say, “just do it. write.” I always used to be able to do that. Why not now?