I feel like I've improved my writing, but at the cost of losing what little popularity I ever had. I know I shouldn't worry about being popular, I should worry about writing what's in my heart, but I do worry. A lot. (I'm a natural-born worry-wort.) Is there something negative about me that I can't see which leaks out through my writing and turns the readers off? Will this negativity affect my chances when I want to submit something to a real publisher? Will their verdict be, "Yes, your writing is technically good, but there's just something about it that won't sell."?