I emphasize this point when talking to younger musicians who ask about the craft. Your first one hundred songs are gonna suck. But then the one hundred and first song? Wow. You’re right. It’s not hard to write songs. Not if that’s what you’re meant to do. It’s fucking joyous. It’s a fantastic feeling to earn it. To feel yourself improve as a performer and a writer. That’s why I do it. I have kids now, so I have to figure out how to monetize this weird job I have, but I love it.

via Rhett Miller’s letter to Bob Lefsetz

it’s infectious when people love their craft