One of my favorite authors is Anne Lamott.
Here is a particularly comforting quote from her:
"You own everything that happened to you.
Tell your stories.
If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better."
Here is my own little quote:
"It is not always a good thing to be a close associate of somebody who loves to write.......and it is particularly hazardous to give birth to somebody who loves to write!"