Great piece, April. I think a lot of us can relate to what you are going through, especially when it comes to writing. More than any other hobby or career, I think sometimes writers are prone to "writer fatigue" when things aren't going exactly as they expect. Have you ever read about "imposter syndrome?" That might help explain a little bit about what you are currently feeling.
Anyway, great job and thanks for submitting it to Publishing Well. I hope you keep at it! :)