Everyone faces the Inner Critic, no matter how experienced they are. Professional writers, even those who have published widely and won awards, even give it names. Sue Grafton calls hers "the ego," the part that's always concerned with "how are we doing?" Some Inner Critics are funny, joking with you inside your head about taking it all so seriously. Most are discouraging, even menacing.
But rarely is this inner voice truthful--its job is to sabotage our efforts to make art, to do our writing.