A few days ago I read a post by one of the Deadline Dames, Lilith Saintcrow. If you all haven't read it, you should. It's true.
I especially can relate to the writer never being totally happy and constantly having to refine and fiddle. Oh, how I can relate! I could refine a book forever. There will always be something I could change, some better word choice, some new bit of dialogue...
And fear. Yeah. I have that, too. It's all part of the writer's reality.
And another great post by John Scalzi on YA. He tells it like it is. In fact both of these posts do. Guess that's what I like about them.