“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.” —Georgia O’Keefe
In the last post, we heard from a discouraged writer. Please, I implore you, remember that no one else can tell your details, can write your life, your stories, your lines. All music is beautiful to someone’s ears. The music you create with your words on paper is wonderful. Yes, it could maybe be improved, but it is still music — and it is yours.
Instead of looking at how far you have to go to become a concert pianist, or a marvelous writer, embrace the process. You are here right now. If you stick with it, you will be further along. You may even reach the place of the writers you most admire, who will, of course, have moved further along. You will always (hopefully!) be striving for better, but you cannot help but improve — by reading, writing, staying engaged, learning, learning, learning…
Good luck. Stay focused on you, and what you need to express. If you can do that to your own satisfaction, I’d say you’ve been wildly successful.