“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit.
… It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions.” (Ira Glass)
Read this here recently and it made my heart ache so, for it’s exactly how I feel. Exactly what I must remember when I yearn to be as adept a writer as those I admire.
So we continue.