You know how they say the more you know, the more you don't know? Sometimes, I can look at my writing and feel like I've come along way over the years, but ... really, I can just see just how much I need to improve. The more I write and the more I read, the more clearly I can see the flaws in my writing.
I tell my students that if you can hear it, you can fix it.
But sometimes, I can see my rhythm is off. I can change my rhythm to a certain extent, but sometimes the information I want to impart at that moment refuses to bow to the rhythm that I prefer.
I mean, I can make my rhythm not wrong, but sometimes I have trouble making my rhythm exactly what I want.
Anyway, i was thinking as I drove today, that the practice always leads somewhere. A day may not see much improvement, but add that to day after day for years, and it will add up to something.
As adults, we want lots of measurable and visible improvement every time we practice. I think, in writing, that a whole lot of the improvement happens under the surface, even unconsciously.
Or maybe that's just what I tell myself every day, LOL. We all have to have faith in something, I guess, as we sit down day after day and write.
What motivates you? What gives you faith, writing-wise?