Don’t quit. Don’t stop. Don’t doubt. Your words are special. Your words are valuable. Even if it’s just for yourself, don’t stop. No matter how many readers you get, no matter how many people acknowledge you or criticize you, don’t you dare stop. There is someone that wants to hear you. I once heard that writing is like having an accent. Well, your writing is unique and the words you pen are as important as anyone else’s.
Don’t look for accolades or view counts. Write because you enjoy it. Write because it takes away stress. Write because it’s who you are. Even if only you understand that simple truth, keep writing. The minute you stop believing you can, you won’t. Be vulnerable, be raw, be authentic. Your voice is yours and you can’t properly emulate someone else’s.
Stay true to yourself, work hard if you must and celebrate yourself even if you’re the only one doing so. Don’t chase money or fame. Don’t forget the reason why you started writing. Chase the dreams that inspire you to write. And if you must, give yourself a break. All bestselling authors began with a rough draft.