People tend to look at successful writers, writers who are getting books published and maybe even doing well financially, and think that they sit down at their desks every morning feeling like a million dollars, feeling great about who they are and how much talent they have and what a great story they have to tell; that they take a few deep breaths, push back their sleeves, roll their necks a few times to get all the cricks out, and dive in, typing fully formed passages as fast as a court reporter. But this is just fantasy of the uninitiated. I know some very great writers, writers you love who write beautifully and have made a great deal of money, and not one of them sits down routinely feeling wildly enthusiastic and confident. Not one of them writes elegant first drafts… For me and most other writers I know, writing is not rapturous. If fact, the only way I can get anything written at all is to write really, really shitty first drafts. — Anne Lamott, “Bird by Bird”
In any creative endeavor you have to give yourself permission to create junk. There is no way around it. Sometimes you have to write 4 terrible pages just to discover that you wrote one good sentence in the second paragraph of the third page.
Авторы и разработчики часто расстраиваются и возмущаются, что огромная масса сделанной ими работы не вышла в свет: «Как же так, я столько вкалывал, душу в это дело вложил, а оно — хлоп, и в мусорку?!» Но это нормально. Если хотя бы 5% результатов твоей работы станут кирпичиками, из которых построен наш мир — уже отлично. Об остальных 95% не стоит переживать. Главное, чтобы это соотношение было 5:95, а не 0:100 ;-)