Oh my gosh, yes. It's like clicking that button suddenly opens one up to critiques and harshness that wasn't there before. And the fact that after you click that button you can't edit the text unless you submit it and then edit it again, really doesn't help.
I'm not a machine focusing on the technics. Would writing elsewhere help? In many cases it would. I'm not obligated to confine to your standards of writing, do things you consider to be maximum effort, and produce a piece you want. The thing about art is sometimes it comes out and the majority of people think it's effortless shit. But to that person, and maybe even a few others, it means something. Look at the abstract painters, who throw paint at canvases. Some people cry when they see it and pay thousands for it, while others (even including myself) ponder what the fuck the big deal is.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not unwilling to improve, I take critique and I thank people. But I hate when people talk like douchebags about other people's effort like they own this site and everything has to meet their criteria.
Sorry to shove this whole rant on you, it's more towards a whole idea, but I had to get it off my chest. It's just these kind of elitist cynical fucks piss me off more than any dumbfuck posting shitty sonic animu doodles or idiot making sparkledogs with messed up anatomy. At least they don't think they own the site and talk a bunch of snarky shit everywhere like they have to compensate for something.
I'm not being elitist or cynical. What I'm saying is that if you're putting your work out there for an audience -- which you are -- you need to consider that. What is your best work? How do you create your best work?
And I will say this -- Jackson Pollock? Pablo Picasso? They, like so many abstract artist, were studied and skilled in traditional, realist painting.
No, don't have this problem. Why not write your first draft down on something else whether it is paper or a word possessor before uploading it to DA? Planning and having the ability to edit before uploading goes a long way.