I recently read this:
"...while it is impossible to make a competent writer out of a bad writer, and while it is equally impossible to make a great writer out of a good one, it is possible, with lots of hard work, dedication, and timely help, to make a good writer out of a merely competent one."
I can't decide if this depresses me or encourages me. I guess it depends on where I rank myself. I hope I am at least a competent writer.
How does this quote make you feel? Do you agree? Do you disagree? And for bonus points, who wrote this?