Like almost every writer I know, I worry that my work isn’t good enough. That it never will be good enough. That I should forget about writing and accept that I am a consumer of other people’s creativity and not a creator myself.
But someone sent me a link to this pep talk from Ira Glass (presenter of This American Life, one of my favourite radio shows/podcast) and it made me feel much better albeit a little daunted by the “huge volume of work” he advises me to create in order to close the gap so that the writing I produce matches up to how good I want it to be.
If you’re feeling a little daunted by that gap between ambition and attainment, this is for you.