I'm channeling my inner angry monster. It hates my work. It thinks I suck. It picks me apart. But lucky for me, my angry monster and I have an understanding: it can be as critical as it wants to be, and it doesn't hurt my feelings. Something about it actually being a part of my psyche seems to shelter me from the feelings of worthlessness that usually accompany a harsh critique.
So we've talked, and I've agreed to let the angry monster take over the keyboard temporarily, to give me an honest assessment of what he (she?) thinks of my manuscript thus far. (He/she has read about 40% of it, thus far.)
Introducing: my inner angry monster!