If you want to be a writer, sit your ass down in a chair and write.
I found my strength as a young woman and an understanding in life that time was going to pass by whether I did anything or not. I shed the heavy cloak that protected me and embraced my own reality. For me that meant letting go of the shyness and uncertainty. This was years before I picked up a pen.
Anytime you write, anytime you share, anytime you put yourself out there, people are watching, reading, and judging. The internet is the world and we really have absolutely no idea who's watching. A little spooky. A little exhilarating.