Aw man, that's all too relatable. I've been working on an arcade platformer for over a year now. I should've waited until I had more experience under my belt, but I was really excited about the concept and started working on it. I differ in that for some reason my excitement never really died down. I've had my highs and lows, but overall I'm pumped about it. I recommend finding what inspires you and gets your mind racing about whatever game project your working on, (music is a good one,) and using that to help you
Thanks for the comment Mayor!
I have many bigger ideas for games that I really want to make but I know with my current level of experience I would never be able to do them justice. I won’t be continuing my “Game Jam a Month” challenge, instead I will be focusing on making games that I WANT to make and simultaneously picking specific things I will be trying to learn with each one. I am really happy that what I wrote resonanted with you! Just keep going with the right mentality and you’ll get to where you want to be. I hope I get to play your platformer one day.
Best of luck!