It's not uncommon for authors to read their own work and regret what they wrote. There are a few reasons why this might happen. First, they may have grown as a writer since they wrote the piece and no longer identify with it. Second, they may have been going through a tough time when they wrote it and now see it as a reminder of that difficult period. Finally, they may simply have had a change of heart about the subject matter. Whatever the reason, it can be disheartening to read your own work and feel like you failed in some way. However, it's important to remember that all authors have felt this way at some point or another. It's part of the writing process and shouldn't be taken too personally. So if you find yourself regretting your own work, take comfort in knowing that you're not alone.

It's common for authors to come to resent their own work. Sometimes, this is because the book becomes a success, and they're forced to do promotional tours and signings. Other times, it might be because the book wasn't well-received by critics or the public. In either case, it's understandable that an author would feel mixed about their book - after all, it represents months or years of hard work. However, it's important for authors to remember that their book is a reflection of themselves and should be proud of what they've created.

They say that if you're not embarrassed by your writing after a couple of years, you're not evolving as a writer. And not even the author of Winnie-the-goddam-Pooh is exempt.

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