For the last 25 years. I’ve read countless books on writing advice, I’ve written fan fiction and half-finished novels, I’ve tried and tried and tried — but the inner critic always got me. The (self-applied) pressure always got to me. I ‘cared’ (read: worried) way too much.
What a Month of CampNaNoWriMo Taught Me About Writing
Stephen Reid

This here is my dilemma, and has been for YEARS. Glad to see someone finally pointing this out!