I've come to the realization lately that at the very core, I am a writer. I don't know if people like my writing. I don't know how many people read my writing or from where. I only know that there are only two occasions where it feels dreadful to write - one is good and one is bad. It is only painful in a counterproductive way when I'm not writing something I truly believe in. It is painful in a wonderful way when I feel the story needs to be told and I struggle to tell it well.