"If you're a singer, you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes."
This is comforting to me...and I believe quite accurate. Many authors talk about their first bad novel that lurks underneath their bed covered in dust bunnies. I don't have my first bad novel finished yet but I do have many notebooks of old writing that I can pull out and compare against my current writing. I can see the improvement and it inspires me. If I keep up this daily writing I might just have a chance at this. Find some of your old writing today even something from last year. How does your work this year compare? I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Today write a page about where you were a year ago. Now get back to work!
The Writing Nag