Ok, two things. First, I changed from a Wannabe Writer because I am a writer. I have been doing this for a few years now, and while I have only had one short story published, and I still have a lot to learn about novel writing, but with each new story, with each editing pass, I am improving. So I don’t believe I am a Wannabe any more.
Secondly, Wordwright. I am still reading Northanger Abbey (hopefully tonight I will finish it) and I have been thinking on the word writer. There are so many different connotations of a writer, and I thought about Wordsmith instead. Then I remembered a local business that was a shipwright, and I thought that sounded just right. Plus it is a play on write – hence wordwright. I am a wordwright, whether it be a short story, novel, blog, newsletter or a letter to friends or family, I love words.
So, I am no longer a wannabe, and instead a wordwright – someone who constructs something using words… I like it.