Give advice to a person who dreams to be a writer

Dear Mr. Murakami,
What is the most important advice you can give a person that dreams to be a writer and currently working on his first book? 
Thank you very much! 
(Alexander Fishkin、男性、26歳)

I presume that nobody asks you to write a novel. You just want to write it. So, you have to find your readers from zero, nil, nothing. It surely is a tough job. Don’t expect anything from your (future) readers. Just be kind to them.

Take care.

hm