-ish work without blanketing it in really aggressive self-deprecation.
like, way more than contextually appropriate, enough to quite derail the conversation..
and I cannot, thereafter, tell whether positive comments are sincerely about the work or are just trying to save me from myself, so I oughtn't, but I do it as a pre-emptive strike against what I think the criticism ought to be.
I also had a headache the size of Maine from mismanaging the caffeine/food/sleep trifecta; it's a lot like the good/fast/cheap triangle.
you might say it's unproductive, you might say it's self-destructive...
couple of times now I have been totally unable to talk about finished