Me: Umm duh, we're called writers for a reason.
Brain: But real writers write all the time, right?
Brain: All day, every day, the real writers tap away at their computers and finish perfect novels super fast.
I find myself struggling with this a lot because I don't write all the time. I have responsibilities like school, drama practice, homework, chores, as well as other interests like reading and graphic design.
So...am I still a writer?
Being a writer is not about who can write 50,000 words in one month, or write every single day without fail. Being a writer is about writing, and it looks different for everyone. Some people write consistently. Others write a lot in short bursts. Some write a little bit here and a little bit there.
Personally, I struggle with writing. Though I love writing, a lot of times I just don't feel like writing. Sometimes my depression flares up and I don't feel like doing anything at all.
You are a writer if you write. It doesn't depend on a daily word quota or that you don't always write.