So I was talking to someone this Friday just past (not a writer) and she asked me how my work was going. I confessed that after a considerable dry spell, I had made some sudden and unexpected inroads on a particular project and had high hopes. I then promptly poured cold water on these hopes, as so many writers are wont to do by saying:
“… But I’m not sure my work’s good enough.”
The other person then smiled and said:
“I don’t think that’s for you to say… That’s for other people to judge, isn’t it?”
Indeed it is.