Sorry I'm late to Insecure Writer's Support Group (see link on the right -->).
I have a story for you today.
I have a friend, who is actually my husband's best friend. He has a day job (an incredibly intense, high level job from what I can tell). About three years ago he decided to write a book and self-publish. I thought he was nuts to just go for it like that. My plan was to write until my writing was flawless and then go the traditional route to get published. He self-published his book, wrote another, got an editor to help with revisions, republished the first, wrote another, etc. He does the art and he has published short stories. He now has a fabulous trilogy published. I have no idea if he is making money at it, and, honestly, that's not the point of it for him. The point is he set a goal, and he accomplished it. He didn't let insecurities or fears get in the way. When he saw that something needed to be improved, he sought out help and improved it.
I achieved my goal too - I'm no longer insecure about my writing. I sought our feedback and improved my writing technique across the board. And I am really happy I didn't seek out publication too soon for me. My earlier novels weren't ready. I wasn't ready. But I am now.
So no regrets.
This year, I will have at least one novel (hopefully two) ready to be published. I'm not insecure about my writing. And I know if I manage my time well, I can do it. I will not waver from this goal. I hope you don't waver from yours.