Words of inspiration from someone* who is:
" ... I didn't become a writer the first time I put pen to paper or when I finished my first book (easy) or my second one (hard). You see, in my view a writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, because everything she does is golden. In my view a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway. Wasn't until that night when I was faced with all those lousy pages that I realized, really realized, what it was exactly that I am."
You can find the full article here. It's definitely worth a read.
*Junot Díaz's novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2008.