Written to encourage someone else … but I should probably follow my own advice. 😉
The question really is, do you *want* to be a writer? It has been my experience that if it is in your blood, it doesn’t go away. Maybe the thing to do is to shift your focus. At this point don’t worry about being published or “measuring up” to some abstract ruler. Write what you want to read, write what you think, what you feel, what moves and inspires and feeds you. Give yourself some space and time to grow and let the future and publishing and success worry about themselves for a while.