And when you doubt yourself, when you think there is no reason to keep going forward, then know that you can't afford to quit. It takes a long long time to become a brilliant writer. Many hours, many days, many years. Whatever pains and struggles life will serve you, let them be. They'll pass. Your writing won't. Your writing is here to stay. You'll be long gone but your words won't die, they will remain on paper. It is your passion, never stop pursuing it. It's worth your life.