^^ Julie, talking to yourself is abnormal. Seek help.
Yeah, I know exactly how you feel. It took me a long, long time to get to the point I felt the work was coming along. Thousands and thousands of frames, so many missed shots.......... The day you stop trying, you have lost.
Striving to improve is part of the Human condition.
My experience on POTN has been that if I ask a (real) question and need help, the good members step up and provide it. The brutal style is never appreciated, but look past it for a point and often there is one. People who put you down personally have their own issue, namely a trait named after the back end of a mule. It feels bad, but try to think of it as just a bunch of letters on a screen which you're perfectly free to ignore without consequence.
And, ya know what, be glad you have feelings at all. I've met some people who do not, and they are pitiable.
@MD - If you're bad, then I quit.