When you're just starting out making stuff, your work may disappoint you. It can be years before it ever catches up to your taste and has that killer special thing you want it to have. This is normal. Work through it.
Ira Glass, public radio personality and producer of This American Life, says he wishes someone had told him when he was starting out that everyone who does creative work goes through this phase where there will be a gap between your good taste, which got you into the game, and your work. A lot of people never get past this perfectly normal phase.
And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know that it's normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you finish one piece. It's only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions.
It's gonna take a while. It's normal to take a while. You just gotta fight your way through.
You can see Ira Glass talking about taste and creative work in this video interview via kottke.org:
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