Writers have to have, must have, a good Christian dose of Vitamin IDC. And you need to take that viatmin on a daily basis. IDC will inoculate you from what people think, what they say, and how the critique of those whom will never, ever step out onto the land of their own talents–but want to tell you how to manage yours.
You are enough by yourself–you never need to beg for the support of anyone! Support is based out of respect and love, neither of which should be based in manipulation.
Write because you want to. The people that love and support you will still love and support you.
Writing, deciding to pursue a career as a writer, can be quite lonely. It can be fraught with obstacles and people, but the saddest thing that can happen is the lack of support.
There will be people on this journey that will speak like into you, and remind you of the amazing artist that you are. There will also be people who will think you are insane for writing–for becoming a writer!
And the most comforting thing a writer will want is the assurance that someone is in our corner to support. Yet, I want you to remember one thing:
Be comfortable with the silence.
Be comfortable with the silence of the people that should shout for you.
Be comfortable with the whispers and texts of people whom would never support you in public.
Be comfortable with the fact (not the idea!) the fact that there are people who think you are wasting you time.
Take all of this into consideration, and do it anyway.