I just finished editing the longest short story I've ever written. I've had the idea for a long time and when I saw a short story competition I decided to send it in. The last two months I've spent writing the first draft, reading it, edit it, waiting some time and then edit it again and again. The result is okay, I guess. It's not the worst and when reading it you get the point, what I wanted to say. But... It's not more than that. It's not as good as I wanted it to be and when I read it now and fixed a couple of spelling mistakes (that I had missed even though I've read it so many times!) I just realised how "meh" it is. And I have spent so much time and work on this short story. I don't know, I just feel so discouraged and depressed. If a short story took me two months to work on and the result is just ok, whatever - I don't think it's possible for me to ever write a novel. I love writing (in my native language, I should say), but maybe I should spend my time elsewhere? Has anybody ever felt like this? Am I overreacting? What to do when feeling completely down after finishing something?