” Well, I know when I finish a book I know that it’s not only the worst book I’ve written (laughter all around), but that it’s the worst book that’s ever been written. [Laughter all around] I always tell my wife that. Actually there’s always a point where I go upstairs and go, ‘Oh, God, it’s the worst book ever written.’ And she says, ‘Oh that’s good dear, it means you’re almost through.'”
Novelist William Gibson, in an interview published on his Blog.
This is very consoling. Gibson is such a terrific writer, and even he feels like that. When people ask me if I like writing, I always reply: “I like having written“. Which is true.