"You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence." —Octavia E. Butler
I'd been writing about three months and was convinced I was going to be the newest literary discovery. That old cliché? Ignorance is bliss? It's a cliché for a reason.
It's all better with friends.