I recently started getting into coding, messing around in Twine building branching stories and small games, and your words resonate with me. I can, and do, spend hours researching how to make my program do this or that. Often running into hiccups and issues, leading to troubleshooting and more research and tutorials.
But the whole while, I know I am not failing, I am learning, growing, cultivating a new knowledge inside of myself. When I do finally break through and figure out how to make the program do what I want, the feeling is unlike any other I’ve found while creating. One of a kind experience, truly.
Thank you for sharing your experience and words.