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. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. 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. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.
— Ira Glass
i really appreciate the honesty, insight and encouragement here.
lots of exciting things in the works. (its pretty fun to have exciting things in the works that i can't tell you about yet, i'm not gonna lie.)
in other news, today is my due date. (hence the 4am so uncomfortable i can't sleep so i'm wandering the internet post.) i'll show you a picture of my belly this time.... i realize this is quite the snug [non]maternity outfit but i was running out of clean clothes (i tend to drop food on my belly a lot when i'm pregnant plus a pretty good layer of food/grime seems to accumulate there on my shirt from my sweet oswin's mouth and hands when he talks to and kisses the baby all the time) and this is actually really comfy and made me laugh when i looked in the mirror. :)
now if he only had a name....!