If you have wanted to be a writer all your life, you have probably heard this from a number of people. The world of writing is rather competitive, and there is a statistical probability that you might not become the next Oscar Wilde. But that does not mean that you will not be able to make money out of your writing. That does not mean that you will not be widely read, either.
Every person has a story inside them, one that is waiting to burst out. Make sure you write that story. Write it with all your passion, make sure that you give it your all. Reach out to other writers, make sure you build connections with other writers and publishers. It is highly important for you to maintain the right kind of connections in any industry- the writing world included.
Don’t feel too scared of trying out other mediums of writing. There are a number of big writers who started out as newspaper writers, or even bloggers! Make use of any platform that helps you reach out to a wide base of readers- you never know how far that can take you.
Being a writer can be an uphill task, but like most uphill tasks, the reward waiting on top of the hill will be worth all the effort you are required to put into it.