“Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you’re a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff’s worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.”
Based on this quote, I want to be an author.
Other differences between what makes an author and what makes a writer are illustrated in this graphic from this interesting read:
However, due to the ease of publishing, everyone and anyone can publish a book, thus earning the title “author”. Not all books or authors are equal though.
So, to revise my earlier declaration:
I want to be an author.
I want to be an exemplary author. An author that creates “dangerous writing”.