“I love writing, I'm just not sure I'm good at it. I would like to pursue it as a career, but I'm afraid that it is nothing more than a long shot. Any advice?”
If I were published, advice would come pouring from my body in a great and wonderful deluge. I would give it all to you, I swear. But, I have never been published and so I guess my best advice is this:
If any career were a sure thing, everyone would do it. With a lot of hard work, dedication, long nights, long days, frustration, soul, and most of all love, anything is possible. If you want to be a writer, do it and don’t let anyone tell you that it’s a waste of time. Keep working, writing, reading, and experiencing. Give it everything you have. Give all of your blood, sweat, tears, bones, and skin to make your dream a reality.
Even if you can’t make it a career, you can still look back and tell yourself that you gave it one hell of a shot.
And no one could ever hope to take that from you.