I stumble over the building blocks of writing.
Even though I’ve been a published writer for 8 years now, I still find myself tripping over the ‘things’ nobody bothered to teach me. (Note how I throw the guilt onto other’s shoulders. ‘Blame-flinging’ I was taught well, apparently.)
Having never taken a creative writing course in all my much ballyhooed collegiate years, the basics of story structure, etc. still escape me. It is a piteous truth that my mind will not allow me to resolve.
Bottom line: No matter how ungracefully done, do not allow piteous truths to become pitfalls.