I passed my Masters defense and am set to graduate in December, so I finally had time to buckle down and write. What better way to stop myself from overthinking things constantly and just do it than participate in NaNoWriMo. This way, my inner editor is not throwing everything out and making me restart all over again. I will admit, my first draft is really rough, as it should be. Once I get through the month and the finishing of the novel, I will go back, rewrite what needs to be rewritten, add and delete at will, and then have a massive fine tooth comb edit of the whole thing. I may end up with no book at all out of this story, but I will have tried. I have been able to stop the constant voice in the back of my head telling me my work is garbage.
My biggest takeaway from all of this is that if you set your mind to it, you can do anything. I have started many books, and have put them all of their misery too. I have to admit that what is bad to me, is only because I see it that way. It may be genius to someone else.