I've spent too much time reading blogs of agents and writers lately and I'm starting to get depressed and anxious. Are the stakes high enough in my story? Is this truly a conflict or is it just a complication?

And on and on and on it goes.

I read an essay Sarah Dessen wrote about how in her writing process, she always has to get down to the lowest depths before she's able to climb back out and move forward and get the thing done.

I'm in that low place right now. I can hardly breathe.