I don’t think you have to be nuts to be a good writer. Nor do I you should use writing as an excuse for not getting help when you need it.
Important steps for the beginner who’s ready for the next level.
Pretend you’re confident. Eventually, you will be.
The flip side of Insecurity tends to be Arrogance. I highly recommend the former over the latter.
When you don’t think you deserve to be in the room, no one else will, either.
Don’t wait for flow. It might come; it might not. But it’s your job to keep writing anyway.
Starting a career in film is difficult at any age, so if it’s 15% more difficult at 35 than 25, I can’t imagine that would deter you.