I will never say I am a good writer or even a great writer. Even if I happen to sell a million published books, I will never say I’m a good writer. Many of my readers ask me why I feel this way. Well, it’s because I don’t believe I am a good writer.
Why? The answer is simple: because I’m not. I believe good or great writers are not created in a few years, but in a lifetime. To be able to write fiction well – to write memorable characters, unique plots, and beautifully written prose – takes time.
Throughout my time on Wattpad, I’ve always told my readers I suck at writing. Another reason I believe this is because I barely get any reads. After writing original stories for over a year, I only have about 50K reads. While other writers have about 100K-1M.
Sometimes I wonder, what makes a story catch on to readers? What do other writers do that I don’t? However, even though I feel this way, my few readers always provide me with encouragement. I’m not a popular author or a well-known writer, but I am me. The few readers who read my work encourage me to keep going, and for them, I will keep writing.
Writing is hard, but I don’t want to give up. If I give up, I’ll never know where my stories could go.