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Do not beat yourself up, you know too much about you and it can really hurt.
There is a plethora of people out there who’ll beat you up for free, but they don’t know where “All” the buttons are so it usually doesn’t do as much damage. There are VERY few authors that didn’t start by knowing nothing and struggling to learn the craft.
“It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.” — Ernest Hemingway