One piece of writing advice that I have heard and seen written in a million different ways is "first drafts are crap, but that's ok". That is one thing that everyone that has anything to say about writing seems to agree on. But just because there is a consensus on it, doesn't make it any easier for a newbie like myself to wrap my head around. Reading someone else's published book - that will be version 3, 6, 12 or however many rounds of editing they did to get it to a state they were happy with. Logically I know that I can't compare my embryonic, rambling first draft with that. But emotionally, I still did. And because of that my writing stalled. I kept going over the same scene over and over. It needed fleshing out, the dialogue needed polishing etc etc.