It’s true. A little morbid, but true. I’m not talking about a legacy here, I’m talking about writing because you want to and need to. There’s a drive under your fingertips and ideas in your brain that won’t let you stop, I know there is.
So don’t, because one day you won’t be able to write anymore. At all.
Who cares if your stuff never gets officially published by publishing company? There are other places your can post your writing. You’ve got Deviantart, Archive of Our Own, Scribophile, Wattpad, and a thousand other places to put down words where people will see them and appreciate them. There are places to get noticed that don’t involve being published, where people will see and appreciate your work. So don’t stop just because you got one rejection letter.
Sure, this might not be what you want, but it’s a place to start. You can work your way up to the big, grand publishing world. Even though that isn’t what matters, what matters is the fact that you’re writing. That’s good enough.
Writing is the first step, the one that you never really leave. You always bounce back to it. Don’t give up because you can’t keep up with ‘the best’. I know, for so many writers, it’s got something to it that keeps you going.
So keep writing, before you’re dead and you can’t.