When I say a new writer I mean someone who didn’t have the courage to make writing her life. Or to even think about earning money from her writings. Or to be able to imagine that her story or a poem might get published. Or to be able to say out loud that she is a writer.
She has made writing her life, recently. She earns money from writing. Her day revolves around writing. Her poem got published. Sometimes she stammers that she is a writer.
She still gasps for breath as she wakes up every morning bearing a writer’s responsibility. She becomes too hard on herself while manoeuvring her newly-found writer’s freedom.