There’s a post about mistakes and not crumpling them all up that I’m going to write any day now. In the meantime:
Dear Protagonist Who Seems Just A Slight Bit Ungrateful,
You do realize you’re the first protagonist I’ve written in years who has two stable, happily married parents, don’t you? I thought you might, you know, appreciate that.
Okay, so neither of them is terribly fond of you at the moment. But even so.