Writing is like high school; sometimes you fit in the in crowd and sometimes you don’t. It doesn’t matter what others think of you. It matters what you think of yourself. Besides, blending into the crowd is all kinds of boring. Stand out. Do you and love what you do.

Not everybody will love what you write. Not everybody will hate what you write. But if you love it, believe in it, and have put the best of you into it, then don’t let anybody tear you down. Keep writing. Keep building worlds of fictional characters you cannot wait to see how their journey goes. Somebody out there might want to lose themselves in the characters too.