Personally, I love writing novels but the "fear of rejection" always a hindrance for me to send it to publishing house. Some writers said that "Anyone can write." and "You can only be a writer if you write.", but publishing a novel is not that easy, it needs a courage to finally send it to publishing house. Some editors may find your novels good and some might laugh at it, that's why I talked to some writers via their FB accounts and seek for guidance, at first I hesitated coz I thought they're snob and not easy to talk to but some writers actually entertained my questions and gave me some tips to become a writer. Later, I realized that your biggest fear can be your biggest strength and opportunity for growth.