Writing is very, very hard.
Of the 29 days I try, it’s the 30th day I’m actually writing what I set out to.
And then there are the critics who can’t manage to write a decent sentence themselves; they will criticise you anyway.
Also, you have to be a great reader to be a great writer. Somebody who doesn’t read cannot write. It’s that simple. The ones who write without being readers write bombastic trash. The ones who praise them are also trash. Because they have nothing good to compare it to, the kind of writing that uses verbose words usually placed in the wrong context in their sentences. This is the real shit.
Stay true to your craft, to be a good writer. Read like hell, experiment and innovate with your craft. Excellence doesn’t come easy. Mediocrity does. And in the end, good writing is always simple, always enjoyed and sends the message across.
It’s your passion and love for the written word that will keep you going, not the measly amounts that you get for your craft. Money and craft never came close.