I published something pretty crappy today. I have numerous times over the last 2 years and you just learn from it, like you said.
Idk why everyone always wants to feel comfortable and secure 24/7. I see writers “cover their asses” sometimes and it makes me cringe. Say whatever you feel. Really. You’re human, you’re allowed to think whatever you want because you’ve got experiences that are one of a kind.
I hope everyone gets to a point where they’re comfortable in what they think and say and write.