You are not a FLEDGLING author. You are not an ASPIRING writer. If it is what you are made for, what you have always been meant to do, you ARE a writer. You ARE an author.
Embrace it. Don't be scared of it. Don't let people look at you funny when you say it, even at your "regular job".
If this is who you are, run with it. Be it. Show them that you can. Don't let them look down their noses at you. This is more than a mere dream.
Dress for success, online! Set up your author pages, make your blog, create a web page. Make a presence for yourself. Let your name be heard. Let them hear it and know that it means "writer". Even if you don't have anything officially published yet, don't let that slow you down.
Search for yourself and click on the right link when you finally find it on the eighty-second page. Bump it up, slowly but surely. :)
Don't just sit there and say, "I want to be a writer." That implies interest, maybe even a little desire. But it is not enough.
Don't just "want". DO. If you want this, grab it by the collar, stare it in the face and DARE it to tell you that you can't. And if it does, slap it. Hard. Tell it to shut it's cake hole, because you know better. You are writer.
Roar, damn you!