I am sure a great many of you subscribe to and receive Children's Writer newsletter, but I wanted to point out something in the most recent August 2011 newsletter in case you missed it. There is an article by Veda Boyd Jones entitled, "The Wisdom of an Oklahoma Cowboy." The entire article is well worth reading if you have not, but she closes her article with some very simple, yet profound, words by Will Rogers.
"If you want to be successful, it's just this simple: Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing."
Isn't this the heart of the matter with regard to writing, or any given career for that matter? Love what you are doing and believe in yourself. Very inspiring, indeed!