There’s a phrase I keep seeing over and over again, and it’s one I really hate because of the implied put down.
Worse, I don’t think writers realize it is a put down.
The phrase is…
It means longs for, desires to be, aims for.
Yet, if you write, you’re already a writer. So this is somehow managing to say that even if you write you’re not really a writer. I just saw it on an article about a writer who wrote two books and was called aspiring.
Just walking away and trying not to cringe. As Bob Meyer said to me, there are so many people ready to put you down. There’s no need to do it to yourself.