It is all too easy to discourage yourself. To say that “I am not the next Margaret Atwood or Kurt Vonnegut. So, why bother?” Well, you absolutely must bother. Because if writing is your love and passion, and you can’t live without literature, why not fight for it?
Don’t strive to be that-next-famous-author. Instead strive to be yourself. With all the type-os and grammatical errors and stylistic creativity, no one will write in the same fashion as you do. Simply because they can’t, because they are not you. No one and I mean NO ONE can replicate the way you think, the way you express yourself in words and the way you write. You are you. A unique and gifted writer, who is yet to be acknowledged by the world.
And even if the world does not acknowledge you, don’t give up. Your writing can inspire your family, your friends or someone completely unexpected. All that matters is to get approval of that one person who can relate and appreciate — you. The rest will come in time, with hard work and never giving up.
Keep on writing!