Malcolm Gladwell reckons it takes 10,000 hours to master, well, anything. And according to US broadcaster Ira Glass, creativity, too, takes time to hone.
"Most everybody I know who does interesting creative work went through a phase of years where they had really good taste and they could tell what they were making wasn't as good as they wanted it to be ... Everybody goes through that ... The most important possible thing you can do is do a lot of work. Do a huge volume of work."