I did it with determination, perseverance... and eyebags. I endured so many sleepless nights where I was either doing something or worrying about doing something. My passion for writing motivates me, because when you’re down in the dumps, the only thing that will pull you through is your love for something.Teenage author Lim May Zhee who had two self-published novels under her belt by the age of 17 was featured in Star Metro yesterday.
I greatly admire May Zhee's courage and determination, and to hear of the unkindness she's had to encounter from the naysayers makes me feel very sad for her.
Keep working at your craft, girl. Keep being enthusiastic about writing. But do - above all - read as widely and as hungrily as you can.
Youth has a certain novelty value attached to it, but being taken seriously as an author gets much harder as you get older.