Keep writing. That's my advice to aspiring writers. Don't give up. Keep writing no matter what. In the course of your career, you will cross paths with all sorts of people. Some are kind and generous; they want to help you, encourage you, and be your cheerleader. Others are cruel, jealous, and downright bitter; they will try to rob you of your light; they will try to convince you that your work is worthless. Don't let them. Don't listen to the sadistic ones. Block them out. Believe in yourself and keep going. Keep writing. Keep that fire inside you alive no matter what it takes!