Whether your work be a novel, a short story or anything else. I've recently finished my novella, and I just can't find anything good in it. I felt reasonably good about it during editing, but now I can barely stand the sight of it. Everything in it seems wrong. Not just some chapters or paragraphs, but really everything. It feels like it's something else than it's supposed to be. Too much this, too little that. Now I know these are at least partially justifiable feelings. I know there's need for improvement. The thing is, I don't know how to improve it. I can't find anything to cut and throw away, while at the same time I feel I should delete it all. Making corrections in selected places won't change the fact that the very essence of it is something else than I wanted. It's not about how others feel about it. Even if i could get this thing published I wouldn't be satisfied with it. I guess that in all creative work one has to be able to please oneself. Some who have read my story say that it's good, like "I can't keep my hands off it" good, but it doesn't make me feel any better. I know the plot, and it can't keep me in suspense any longer. I just look for the beauty in it and find none. I wanted to like my work, and now I can't. Ever had that feeling? I bet some of you have. Let's share the pain.