Nothing is ever going to be perfect. You just have to let it go. If you hold on too tight you'll never get any better.
It's like never dating until you get to be a great lay. The only thing that happens is you end up with blue balls and a right arm that looks like Popeye's.
Then you die a virgin.
In keeping with the tradition of leaping before looking, I'm going start publishing some of my short stories.
I'm not saying that they're good, but I'm having fun writing them.
Here's an example:
Why I Am an Atheist, by Dale WilesC'mon, it's not like I didn't warn you.
One day, while sitting in the park, I was bathed in a heavenly light.
"He who transcends time" himself descended on a beam of pure light and glory and spoke unto me.
"Dale", he said in all voices at once, "guess what."
"What?" I said.
"That's what!" he replied, and disappeared.
I've been a atheist ever since.