From a recent newsletter from the always inspiring Daphne Gray-Grant:

“From time to time, I make the mistake of letting myself feel discouraged by the inadequacy of my writing. At other times, I make the equally pointless error of wallowing in self-satisfaction over the supposed wonderfulness of my words. When either of these things happens, I bring myself back to earth by rereading the wonderful Annie Dillard quote: ‘The feeling that the work is magnificent, and the feeling that it is abominable, are both mosquitoes to be repelled, ignored, or killed, but not indulged.'”

Good advice!