Thanks! Yeah, that's what I try to do. I think there's a certain benefit of being your own worst critic, because as you say, you learn what needs to be improved quite rapidly – sometimes too much so – as often I can begin a project and by the end find my writing style has changed beyond recognition in the process. But sometimes you just want that consistency; to be able to get on with your work without your brain picking at itself, depleting all confidence and creative thought in the process.
Thank you very much for that. I greatly appreciate it.
Definitely never convinced of self-deprecating poets or artists in any sense. I think that's one of the main issues of being a creative person: we lack the ability to see what others find remarkable or just merely interesting about our own work. Funny, considering that's the one thing we seem to fear the most! Other peoples' opinions.
The irony of your poem . . . perfect. Sums up how I feel the majority of the time!