Either you are a writer or you are not.
I’m a writer.
I need to write like other people need scotch or marathon running. It sustains me as a being. Sometimes I don’t even know what I’m going to write until I sit down and stare at a blank screen. Then the words just begin flowing; it’s really cool, actually.
Are you a writer? Whether or not you’re a great writer doesn’t particularly matter. Do you enjoy the written word? Do you get a sense of enjoyment from writing about something, anything? Or do you loathe it like root canals and flat tires?
Look at Faulkner. Some say he was a rambling mess with an aversion to punctuation. Nevertheless, he was a great writer, one that readers still connect with today.
If you love to write and want to be a writer, what are you waiting for?
Sit down and write. You may be the only person to read it at first, but others will come.
“To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.” -Allen Ginsberg