Sadly, this only makes me doubt myself more, instead of helping me. Someone shared this link with me today and I think it's a good read. Funny and inspiring at the same time. Having read this, I'm feeling 110% better about delving into something I a) haven't ever written before and b) am going to present to someone as a gift sooo... maybe it'll help you, too? If nothing else, I think you'll get a good laugh out of it.
Writing advice is bullsh*t