Does anyone else ever feel like their writing isn't good enough? I started writing maybe a year ago, and I've made some progress. Started writing absurdist humor, like Hitchhiker's Guide, as I find that to come easier to me than other styles. But then I read something like Good Omens that completely trashes my confidence. Something that can be so overwhelmingly funny, yet also serious at the same time. I can write jokes and asides here and there, but for the life of me, I can't turn it off. I never know when NOT to make a sentence a joke. Even my plots are just one big joke. All I want is to be able to curb my humor just the right amount to have a serious, yet funny edge, but it's so damn hard. How did Gaiman do it?