In order to be good at something, you need to first spend time being bad at it. Musical instruments, and particularly the violin, where ‘bad’ takes on whole new layers of meaning, are very good examples of this idea.
I’ve written pretty much every day for well over 20 years. On average, somewhere around 1500 words a day. Often much more. I’m not talking about emails or text messages. I mean stopping, sitting down and writing for no reason other than to write.