If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favour. Edgar Rice Burroughs
We have seen writers who will write a few stories and then stop because no one is reading, or no one is commenting. Why do we do that sometimes though?
Look at it from this angle, you are travelling to America from Nigeria and on your way to the airport you stop moving because there’s a little traffic and you are angry you’ve still not gotten there. Will stopping aid your journey to America? Of course not. All you have succeeded in doing is aborting the trip. The same applies to writing. It is good to have expectations; you want to build a community, you want to publish bestsellers etc but you must remember that all these will not happen at once. If you don’t keep writing consistently, you may never get those results.
Many of the ‘accomplished’ writers have been around for almost 10 years, you just didn’t know about them. There’s no overnight success in this industry only those who pay their dues will be duly rewarded.
If you write one story, it may be bad but when you write a hundred, chances are that there’d be at least one which would be usable.
How many of us have written up to a hundred blog posts? Have you written up to a hundred stories? So why do you want to give up? Even if you have written up to a hundred, stopping now would rubbish all the hard work you have done since you started so keep going.
You will succeed.