Dont' give up!! Everyone who writes will tell you the same thing. But however may times you hear it, you must hold onto your dream and not give up at the first hurdle. If you are fortunate enough to be mentored by a professional writer, then grab it with both hands. Join writer's groups, surround yourself with like minded people who enjoy the process of writing, whether they are beginners or experienced and successful writers. And read, read and read and when you think you have read enough, read some more. Reading helps your writing.