Your personal perception of yourself and reality is ultimately determined by the beliefs you hold. Unfortunately, perceiving you are a reality TV star does not actually make you a reality TV star. Nevertheless, perception and your beliefs create and dictate your attitude, determining how you will
respond to the world.
You do not have to wait for your first thousand sales to consider yourself a writer or even an author. If you write, then you are a writer and if you plan to sell your work then start believing you are an author. It takes determination and dedication to write a great novel. Therefore, the way you behave and think needs to foster the determination and dedication needed to write and sale your work. Back to my initial argument, perceiving is believing and if you perceive yourself as an author then you are more likely to develop habits and behaviors that will help you start and finish your work.