This is a great analogy. It's easy to look at people who do things well, and think they have some 'special' gift. You bring out the fact that they have had to do many, many hours of practice to get it right.
You have written a very encouraging post. Thank you, I needed this today. (And probably every day.) Plod, slog, and more plodding. It will make every success like winning Wimbledon. :)
Thanks for that, Susan. I need to remind myself of this today as well. I'm doing the structural edit of my novel and some bits are tricky. Not always fun, but I know I have to stick at it if I want it to be something readers will want to read. Thanks for your encouragement. We can plod, slog and plod together :)