I read on a blog I subscribe to, someone wrote a nasty comment about how some people have no talent to write and shouldn’t be writing books, and this is what I said in response.
There will always be mean spirited people along the way in your journey in life, you just see their comments for what they are–a reflection of a darkness in their own souls, and if you can help shed some light to help them, great, if you can’t, that’s okay–you should just *not* internalize or let such comments slow you down…
If anything, such comments should inspire you to reach higher 🙂
I absolutely agree that not everyone has the talent to write ‘amazing’ books, however, I do believe that everyone has a story to tell and writing is a healthy expression of working through our own experiences and processing them.
For example, singing…singing is very good for the lungs, it works your lungs and has other benefits for the body. But is everyone going to be singing on the radio? Of course not. But should everyone sing every day? Yes.
I don’t think anyone should worry about whether or not they are ‘good’ enough to write, everyone should just write. It’s good for the heart, it’s good for the soul. It’s good for the mind.
History is littered with many artists who did not get recognized for their brilliance during their lifetime, so being rejected doesn’t necessarily mean someone is a ‘bad’ writer either. Maybe they’re just not meant to be recognized in their lifetime.
So no one should be worrying about whether or not they (or anyone else) is ‘good’ enough to write–just keep writing 🙂