For Neil, failure triggered questioning. How can I get the publisher’s attention? How can I make a living? How can I improve?
Neil Gaiman: How to Make Success Happen
Charles Chu

This is pretty much how I feel, and I think reflects a sentiment universal to writers as a group (except for those who are already successful).

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