This is a truthful article that needed to be written. It is the highest form of awareness any aspiring writer starting out on a writing career can hope to find.
I also think what most people forget to mention is that writing is a mindset — it needs to take over your entire mind if you’re serious enough about it. The growing writing mentality will lead to a writing lifestyle and once you’ve embraced that lifestyle, only then can you become serious about your writing.
Great article. Cheers.