So – when can you call yourself a writer?
When you get up and write everyday.
I explained the idea of daily action to one of my children recently like this.
Helping on a farm for a day or a week does not make you a farmer.
And writing, in the same manner, does not make you a writer.
A farmer is one who farms everyday – and a writer is one who writes everyday.
I have addressed this topic before.
Just write. Just start.
Still—do you really need permission and a hall-pass to go there? Do you need someone to make you a paper badge with the word WRITER on it before you can believe you are one? God, I hope not.
-Stephen King, On Writing