It'd be interesting to see if there's a particular point in one's career when the difficulty flips from writing to submitting.

For myself it's the writing; specifically, editing. My first drafts are extremely raw. I've learned a lot about myself as a writer with my current project. I struggle to sit down and fight with the same piece of work day after day, making progress but feeling like I'm not getting anywhere. It's frustrating and constantly wears on my confidence.

But, I can also see where I'm improving. I'm pushing myself and honing my skills with every draft. And my next first draft will be better. And the next one. Eventually I'll reach a tipping point where I'll find my issues are less mechanical and more conceptual. And I think that's where the switch will flip, because then I'll be in business, so to speak.