Please, if you are overwhelmed by the news, take time off to take care of yourself. Hurting yourself won't heal anyone.
Education is knowing it was Frankenstein's Monster. Wisdom is knowing Frankenstein was the monster.
Rule #1 of Writing: It gets better. The more you write, the better you get, the better your writing is. #amwriting
Novels, novellas, and short stories aren't the same thing. They all require different techniques to make them work.