One of my favourite author, Monica McCarty has this to say to help young writers.
From what I can tell…
Many feel the call, but few are chosen.
It is a dream-crushing and heart-breaking reality with which we must live.
Do what makes you happy. If writing does it, don’t give it up. Enjoy yourself, get better at your craft, and take a few risks once in a while.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Dream against all odds, laugh in the face adversity, and prove them all wrong.
Shine as bright as you can.