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.
With Love & Ink,