I've been writing fanfiction for nearly six to seven years. Writing has been my escape from life for many years. It was the light at my weakest moment that pulled me out of the darkness. It saved me.
I have grown so much as a writer. I started with script writing to adding a bit of detail to adding more detail to get to where I am today. I can't be anymore proud of myself than I am now.
As a writer, I feel there are two things in this world that makes writing worth wild. One is the feeling you get when you look at all your past writings, yes it may be embarrassing, but just seeing how far you have come is almost breathtaking. The second thing are those stories that you wrote that even you can reread over and over again, that incredible feeling of being proud of what you had written. There is no feeling in the world that matches up to it. Nothing at all. Which is why I believe that writers shouldn't be looking to please their readers, but please themselves because if you don't enjoy what you write, the passion and the beauty is gone.