I'm not sure if I find this discouraging or not. Especially as there are plenty of authors who are only good at one thing or the other who I like just as much regardless, so probably not. Just sometimes in the middle of a scene I'll think "gods, that's awkward and clunky, yes that needs to happen but it should happen BETTER." Like with dialogue - how to have conversations happen without referring so frequently to what they're doing with their hands or what their eyebrows are doing? Ack! I want it to be tidy and graceful, and I think it is neither.
Even more frustrating, I have this trouble so much less frequently in fanfiction than in original fic, which does not seem to make much sense.
Or maybe I just get turned around and muddled by certain turns of phrase and am sick of seeing them and never want to see them ever, ever again. Gah. Of course I can be no fair judge of my own writing.
Thoughts? Or, you know, opinions?