I have noticed that I have the same sequence to my artwork.
1. I can do this. 2. This is not going the way I want. 3. Keep trying. 4. This is awful. 5. Keep trying. 6. Hmmm. There are one or two acceptable areas. 7. Keep trying. 8. It's not getting better. 9. Fiddling does not help. 10. Give it up.