Being a writer is a solitary profession. If you can find a writing group locally it is a huge burst of camaraderie.
Writing groups are wonderful. Many places have them through the library, bookstores and coffee shops, For those not fortunate to have one in your area check online. If that is not an option, why not trying starting one of your own? I have formed three in my area to date. It has given me the confidence in my writing, time with similarly like minded people and it has improved my writing in a way I could not have done on my own.
To be around other writers who feel and think like you is massive. Especially when you have family members or friends who think little of what you are doing. The only one who truly gets the hard work, effort and time one puts into one book is another writer.
You also get more eyes on your WIP which is huge. They will find loopholes, time versus show issues, grammar issues, plot problems and just so many more. Now, they are not to be taken for the replacement of an editor. But it can get your manuscript in better shape than before you joined.
So, don’t go it alone. It is just so much more fun and advantageous when you are chilling with those who get you.