Greetings! This is going to be half venting and half asking for advice. I took a break from writing during the holiday season and am trying to get back into it. The tough part is, I feel like my writing is just plain bad. This is the main reason I took a break in the first place. While I write, I constantly have voices in my head ( not in an insane way ) telling me that what I am writing is not good at all and I should just hold backspace. This really ruins the process for me because I constantly second guess everything I put down. I now want to just shut the voices down and write whatever I want regardless of whether it's good or bad. I think I can definitely get more written down this way. My question is: Is it okay to just write whatever, even if it's bad? Or listen to that voice and keep trying to make it good, at the expense of progress? I ask because many people say that good writing comes with experience, but will you gain experience if you aren't constantly trying to write well?