Sometimes, a little bit of reassurance is really nice.
Have you ever been in the situation of watching someone do something, who, for whatever reason, you automatically think is better than you at that activity? Maybe because they are older, more established, or have sold work to someone or something “important.” …And then you watch them work, and realize that you work in exactly the same way: Step-by-step.
It’s actually an incredibly helpful and emboldening experience.
I just ran across this video of a writer who videoed himself writing an essay. And you know what? he misspells, hacks, cuts, pastes, has long moments of nothing, and comes out on the other end all the better for it.
Have some faith in your process!!