I understand while you are working you don’t pour pride into your art, but once you finished you never look at your work and are happy with it and proud of it? You never look at the result and think, wow, this says exactly what I wanted to convey. I don’t know how, but I did that.
I’m no where near that point for my writing, but I clearly remember those moments for my sculpting. For this one in particular
I think once you get to a skill level where you feel you have improved enough to be happy with where you are going, pride in the work you made will come naturally.