It only takes one person.
One person who believes in you.
One person willing to invest in you.
One person who likes your writing.
One person who can see what you have to offer before you ever see it yourself.
You can’t actively seek that person out, but what you can do is start working toward your dreams, because if you walk with integrity along that path, someone will take notice.
Sometimes all it takes is that first step. The first, tentative step that will lead you straight into a field of dreams. That step can be the most uncomfortable step you ever take, and as you toil over your task list daily, you will often stop and wonder if the work you are putting in is even working. You will wonder why you are grinding your gears so hard, going absolutely nowhere. You’ll wonder if it’s worth it. Sometimes you’ll sit and feel the ideas bubbling up inside you so hard that you can’t stand it.
Sometimes you’ll feel a crushing loss of words and ideas and you will sit inside your mind; desolate, white, padded, and driving you mad.
But always, always work with integrity. Speak truth. Write honestly. Be authentic and unique. Be ugly, nitty-gritty, and raw.
Speak life into your dark days and ride the wave of your creativity as far as the wave will take you.
There, that’s where you’ll find your person.