I've been thinking about "callings" today. Some people think of a "calling" as an angelic voice from on high with trumpets and crashing symbols and a thundering voice telling us what to do, and in truth, sometimes we're so reluctant to hear that it does take something pretty dramatic to get our attention. I believe, though, that most of the things we should do are spoken to us softly, without all the fanfare.
Writing is one of those things.
You've felt that urge to write, or you wouldn't be reading this blog. You've felt stories inside you, you've heard characters talk to you. You see the world through the lens of books, and that's how you know you've been called to write - because the urge is there.
Don't ever question if you're supposed to be a writer. You know you've be less of yourself if that spark wasn't inside you. Don't let the haters talk you out of doing something you love. Don't let the critics keep you from growing and progressing.
This is you. This is who you are supposed to be. And as for the rest of it, you'll figure that out as you go.
Keep writing, keep being yourself. It's a beautiful thing.