"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 Butler
Isn't that the truth?
And if you don't know Octavia Butler? I highly recommend "Wild Seed."
Fantastic book, a little dark- just the way I like it.
Keep on writing my dears, keep on writing!