In Abigail Thomas’s Thinking About Memoir she talks of how life isn’t a neat puzzle: “Life isn’t a puzzle that needs to fit together perfectly, every piece locking into place with every piece to form a perfect whole. Life is complicated. Stuff overlaps. Some stuff will never fit in one place.”
Making art is the same. It will never fit together perfectly, that’s why it’s art. We don’t need you to make something perfect. We need you to make something that’s real, that you felt inspired to make. Overlaps and mistakes included.