I once told someone I was an aspiring writer. That person told me I was either writing or not. If I was, then I was a writer. Nothing aspiring about it.
Adj. 1. emerging - coming into view, existence, or notice: developing.
Another time I told someone I was emerging. That person told me they didn't like that term. I was either a writer or I wasn't.
After those conversations I stopped using those descriptors and referred to myself simply as a writer. I understood what they were saying, but by the dictionary definitions as given above I am both aspiring and emerging. I am developing as a writer, and coming to notice. I'm certainly striving for recognition and advancement.
I see myself on a low rung on a very high ladder. Do I need an adjective? Early? Beginning? Emerging? Aspiring?
It doesn't matter. First and foremost, I am a writer.