I did a 2nd 1000 word story yesterday on writing.com. I think my work is improving each time and thanks to some really nicely put constructive criticism of my last story, I have more ways to improve. I'm really loving the feedback, even though I struggle with feeling a bit defensive when I first read it. The most pleasing thing about yesterday's story was that it only took me an hour to write initially (the first one took 2 hours), and then back & forth over a few hours to polish. I sat down - while Billy was watching something on TV - put the headphones on, turned the music up so I couldn't hear anything and just wrote! So it can be done!
I need to keep moving ahead with my book. At the moment I'm feeling like its a waste of time writing anything because I'm learning so much and will have to go back and rewrite. But then, that will always happen. I will always be improving and changing as an author, so I need to just write the best I can at this moment in time. There's always plenty of time for a rewrite later anyway :)