There is a difference between an author and an unpublished writer, and that’s a given. A definite change in the mindset of a published author takes place during the process of writing and bringing a book to publication. It is a signal feeling and an accomplishment that is incomprehensible to one who has not traveled the same path.
Writers gush ahead in a sea of words, a published author corrals a concept, and creates a work, that when shaped and polished, eventually comes to life in book form.
An author shares a book with the whole world. A writer creates something for a limited audience to read. The difference, while subtle, exists. And understanding the difference is important to the well-being of all potential authors.
Unpublished writers often view an author as arrogant or even condescending, and in so doing show their place on the road to becoming a published author.
The difference between a writer and a published author is a one-sided rivalry that will never change; It defines the lifeblood of the writing craft. It’s part of the learning process, and nothing keeps it from happening; it’s a precursor to publishing a book.
And now you ask, what am I?
Well dear reader, I’m Ted Atoka; a writer and a published author.