If you're looking for a pep talk in your artistic endeavors, whatever they may be, please read DamaiMikaz (https://www.deviantart.com/damaimikaz)'s journal, aptly titled "Make 2015 Awesome!"
It's easy to compare your work-in-progress to someone else's final draft. Sometimes we forget that not everyone came out of the womb with a paintbrush, camera, or typewriter in hand, ready to create the world's next masterpiece. But what we all have within us is the hunger to challenge ourselves, the itch to create, and the discerning eye that sometimes makes us critical of our own works, but also prompts us to accept nothing less than the best from ourselves. While we shouldn't be too ha