It might be difficult, but find some support in writing. There are readers who love to read. Hell, us writers are readers too, but not all readers are writers. They could absolutely adore what you write and could be great for your ego, but they don't understand the struggle of writing and building the story and making great characters and working the flow. It's hard. Hell, it's hard just forcing yourself to do it. I am proof that pushes are always in need. Encouragement from those who know the effort it takes are fantastic. If you're a struggling writer, find some writing friends. Let them give you the extra motivation you need to keep going and push through the hard parts. And when you find those friends, make sure you give that support back to them.