Art shouldn’t be judged by a scale, and the ability of those artists not judged.
I’ve been writing since the 3rd Grade, so I would hope that I’ve learned my craft/discipline. What I don’t appreciate is when people or other people claim to be “the best.” Especially in writing.
If you’re traveling somewhere do you want to be looking at a vast area of nothingness for long periods of time? Or do you want to see a landscape rich in color and terrain? It’s the same in writing.
It’s the uncertainty in combat zones soldiers face, where their situational awareness is tested. Where what you thought was right might not be right, or what you thought was wrong…wasn’t.
When you have that story or picture of what you want to make, don’t share it with everybody you know. This is extremely difficult with social media demanding that we share everything we ever do.