You already know that you don't need anyone else's permission to be a success.
No one is going to show up and suddenly make your dreams of being a published author a reality.
It's going to take some work, but you already know that.
You're ready for it.
Life is too short to sit on the sidelines hoping that one day you'll get the writer's equivalent of a personal visit from Ed McMahon telling you that you've just won a Million Dollar Publisher's Clearinghouse Book Contract.