I have been a writer for a long time. I have written short stories, plays and assorted essays almost since I could write. But today, I am a novelist.
I just finished my 84,000 WIP.
I have been revising it as I go, and I still have a number of revisions to work through before it will be ready to send out on submission.
Even if this ends up being my drawer novel, for today, I have accompished something.
Today I am a novelist.