Don't let anyone steal your passion. Every story I write, I get better at my craft. My biggest regret was not having faith in myself earlier. It's never too late to start. I mean this with all sincerity: If writing is an itch inside of you, scratch it, don't ignore it, because it won't go away. If people tell you can't do it…find new people who will build you up. Your first, second, third or fourth effort may not be who you will become, but finishing the first one starts you on the journey to who you will be…and personally, the day I wrote "The End" on my first novel was the day my doubts fell away.